How can I get my child evaluated for support services?
In order to have the special education needs of a child met, there is an evaluation and referral process. This process depends on whether the child is being newly registered with the EMSB or if they are currently attending an EMSB school. Children can be evaluated for possible learning disabilities, social maladjustments or handicapsEvaluation & Referral Process
Search by school or program
We have a variety of options to suit the diverse needs of our students. Students need to be referred by a professional in order to be placed in a specialized school or class, however, you can use our school search tool to learn more.Search Schools
How do I register my child for school?
The registration process for special needs students is consistent with the process for the entire EMSB community. If the student about to be enrolled has had any previous special education intervention and/or has been diagnosed by a professional(s) as having special needs, the parent is strongly encouraged to share this information with the school principal upon registration.
A student may qualify for a special exception from compulsory French language instruction if they have been identified as having special needs.Admissions
Our special needs programs & services
The English Montreal School Board has special needs programs for Youth and Adults. These programs exist to complement the Special Needs Support offered by the Student Services Department of the EMSB.Self-Contained Classes & Programs Specialized Services
Advisory Committee on Special Education Services (ACSES)
The primary function of ACSES is to advise the school board on policy and allocation of financial resources for the organization of educational services to students with physical or learning disabilities, social maladjustments and other difficulties which require special needs.ACSES Committee