This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component.
The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not reflect those of the Government of Canada. 


The Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC) process is critical to ensuring an inclusive school experience; once a placement is made an Individual Education Plan (IEP) should be developed. Everyone – parents, student and school faculty – must understand the expectations laid out in the IEP, which plan also includes any accommodations or services required by the student in order to meet their learning goals. Adjustments to a plan are often made along the way. With or without an IPRC, the schoolboard is responsible for upholding the Ontario Human Rights Code, in addition to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), for any student with a disability.

BIO  ARCH lawyer Luke Reid obtained his J.D from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2015 after completing his articles at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. He also holds a B.Sc. from Guelph University and an M.S.W. from Wilfred Laurier University. Prior to attending law school, Luke was a social worker at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital providing counselling and discharge planning services to patients requiring ongoing physical rehabilitation. Luke first joined ARCH as a student researcher in the summer of 2012. He recently returned to ARCH as a staff lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of education law and human rights for people with disabilities requiring accommodation.