National Special Education Day

National Special Education Day

National Special Education Day is on December 2nd. It’s a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in providing quality education for all special students, as well as to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done.

This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of providing quality education for children with disabilities. It also highlights the need for equal access to education for all students, regardless of their abilities.

National Special Education Day


It is also important to recognize the incredible contributions that individuals with disabilities have made to society, from Stephen Hawking to Frida Kahlo.


A few ways in which special children's education has improved:

Inclusion in the Classroom

In the 2018-2019 school year, approximately 22% of all students enrolled in publicly funded schools in Canada were identified as having special needs. 

This represents an increase of 12% over the past decade.[1]



Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) are tools that assist people with differences in working around challenges. 

They make tasks and activities accessible at school, work, and home.[2]

Professional Development for Teachers

Special education is a critical aspect of modern education systems, as it seeks to cater to the unique needs of children with disabilities. 

Many teachers are starting to be trained to cater to the unique needs of special children.[3]


What more do you think needs to be done to improve special education?


What progress have you seen in special education that has impacted a special person you know?


Feel free to share with us to raise more awareness through real experiences.


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