What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

Pretty much none. As I mentioned earlier, our son was in a wheelchair for three months, and he pretty much couldn't go to school. There are no elevators, ramps or the like, and, in my opinion, the school has a real "fit in or get out", mentality. In my opinion, they will claim otherwise and will use a lot of comforting sounding noises to make you feel comfortable, but when the rubber hits the road, they don't seem to do much. - Feb 2020

AISM is trying to do more, but their reputation so far has been that they are not prepared to provide support. That said, there is a new learning support person in primary who is making huge strides in this area. - Feb 2017

Not much from what I've been told but I would inquire a little more. - Oct 2012

Limited. AISM attempts to meet the needs of all their students, but local resources are extremely limited. If you have any concerns at all, it would be best to check with the school before seriously considering coming here. - Jun 2011

There are no special-needs services at AISM other than ESL for students in the early primary years. - May 2009

ESL, literacy specialist and guidance counselor. - Dec 2008

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