Special Needs Program Overview

Special Education Department


Our Special Education Program is an alternative educational program for students with Ministry of Education recognized categories. We offer a dynamic alternative to classroom-based instruction for Grade 10 to 12 students with special education needs.


Ready to register?


Please contact your counselor or the registration desk by phone - 604-701-4910 or email registrations@k12connect.ca.


Individualized Programs


The IEP is a vehicle for collaborative planning between the school, the parents and the student and may involve "outside agencies". Through the development of the IEP the following features may be incorporated:

  • Adaptations to regular course work
  • Modified Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Computer based remedial programs
  • Assistive technology
  • Life Skills Programs
  • Work Experience




The Special Education Department offers services and programs to help students with special needs to become successful.

  • Program Development - IEP - excellent selection of both modified /adapted paper and online programs
  • Contracted services for speech and language therapy; physiotherapy and other support services
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Computer and technical training support
  • Education supported with "virtual classes"
  • Regular home visits by special ed. staff
  • Transition Planning - for beyond graduation
  • Field trips and other activities for socialization and meeting other families



Ministry Categories


We provide programs for students in the Ministry of Education categories listed below. Proper documentation must accompany the registration application.

  • Physical/Chronic Health Impairment
  • Moderate to Profound Intellectual Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Intensive Behaviour/Mental Health


Students who do not meet the specific ministry criteria for special needs and are struggling academically may receive Learning Assistance. These students may require adaptations or modifications to their program; they may have had assessments including psycho-educational or medical assessments.


Student Tools


We offer a variety of services for our students. There are some great websites that may help you learn your basic skills or we have information to help you with your study skills. For your educational enhancement we have field trips that are offered at a nominal cost.



Strategies to Success


  • Routine
  • Make a schedule
  • Organization
  • Regular contact with teachers
  • Set goals


Parent Resources




  • Asperger Syndrome - A Guide for Educators and Parents
  • Children With Autism - A Parents’ Guide
  • Right From the Start - Topics in Autism (Behavior Intervention)
  • Educating Children with Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Home Educating our Autistic Spectrum Children
  • Asperger’s Syndrome in Young Children - A Developmental Guide for Parents and Professionals
  • Autism-Asperger’s & Sexuality Puberty and Beyond
  • Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism for Parents, Professionals and You Navigating the Social World
  • Helping Children With Aggression and Conduct Problems: Best Practices for Intervention
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home
  • Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome
  • Home schooling the Child with ADD (or other Special Needs)
  • Unhappy Teenagers - A Way for Parents and Teachers to Reach Them
  • Under the Big Umbrella - Underground Guide to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Transition to Adulthood: A Resource for Assisting Young People With Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties
  • Why Johnny Can’t Concentrate - Coping With Attention Deficit Problems 




  • Winning at Parenting ...Without Beating Your Kids
  • Last One Picked- Learning Disabilities & Social Skills


School Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm
  •  Closed Lunch
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • 46361 Yale Rd.
    Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 2P8  map
  • Tel: 1-800-663-3381
    Local: 604-701-4910
    Fax: 604-701-4970

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