The application process for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed.
The Integrated Education and Therapy (IET) Program is an interdisciplinary early intervention program for children who have a primary diagnosis of a physical disability and other associated complex needs. During the school day, children receive physical, occupational and speech therapies along with educational programming to meet their academic needs, as outlined in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Our school utilizes a team approach with teachers, therapists and support staff collaborating to establish individual learning and therapy goals and sharing the responsibility for programming to meet the needs of each student. In the fall, therapists will complete an initial assessment when students begin the IET program to determine what their therapy will look like.
Our classrooms are set up in a Universal Design for Learning model that enables each student to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. The inclusive environment incorporates thoughtfully designed spaces, furniture and equipment, augmentative and alternative communication systems, adapted technology and computer systems that allow the child to gain the greatest benefit from the teaching and learning process.
A School Transition Liaison Teacher collaborates with the community School Boards to ensure a successful transition when the student leaves Bloorview School.
To view or download a copy of our IET Program Brochure, click here.
Bloorview School Integrated Education and Therapy (IET) Program Eligibility:All students admitted to Bloorview School are registered clients of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (followed by a physician at HBKRH) or, for York Region students, are clients of Children’s Treatment Network (CTN).
Priority is given to applicants who have the potential to access the Ontario curriculum and who require a multidisciplinary approach to education and therapy.
The potential student:
- Is of legal school age (at least four years of age by December 31, 2021), has the ability to tolerate a full day in a classroom setting, and can attend to a range of activities for a short period of time.
- Has a primary diagnosis of a physical disability and other associated complex needs.
- Demonstrates complex needs in two or more of the following areas:
o Occupational Therapy
o Speech and Language Therapy
- Has received services in the past year, with set goals for directed therapy in two or more of the outlined therapies, and demonstrates the ability to integrate skills taught into daily activities.
- Demonstrates the ability to indicate a consistent yes and no response.
Application does not guarantee acceptance into Bloorview School. The selection committee reviews all applications. Parents/Guardians are informed of placement decisions in April.
School Authorities are created pursuant to Section 68 of the Education Act of Ontario with all the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the District School Boards, and have their own trustees who govern the operations and policies of the school.
The Principal is the chairperson of the admissions committee and is responsible for the admission and placement of students.