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Disabilities, Exceptionalities and Services

An exceptionality is a term used by the Department of Education to identify patterns of strengths and needs common to groups of students. These strengths and needs may be: cognitive, emotional, behavioural, medical, social, and physical. Students with an exceptionality may access a range of school based services depending on degree of severity.

General services may be available to any student with an exceptionality. Services specific to an exceptionality are outlined within exceptionality descriptions below:

 
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