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Tony Lewis, Educational Consultant, Qualified Tutors Inc.

Dear Tony,

My daughter has been in Special Education withdrawal classes. She is now entering high school and we are all concerned that remaining in Special Education will add an additional stress to her by being teased, embarrassed, centered out etc. We are thinking of removing her IEP!

A & T, Toronto


Keep the IPRC and contact the Special Ed. dept at the high school! In secondary school the programme changes. There are no withdrawal classes for regular students. The expectation is that all identified students and their families will learn to cope with the special needs and use their identification as needed. It is an excellent learning advantage for your daughter to have this in her school record.


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