W Ross Macdonald School for the Visually Impaired and the Deafblind (The)

Description (Service) A residential and day school which provides instruction from grade one through secondary school graduation, for visually impaired and deafblind students. Offers short term placement programs. 
The school offers a full range of programs including computer education, recreation, clubs, sports, music and outdoor education.  
Life Skills including personal care, home management, leisure and recreation, social development and awareness, concept and sensory development. 
A Cooperative Education Program providing work experience through the Skills Training Education Program (STEP). Transition from the residential school program to adulthood with the Transition Plan and upon reaching age 18, an opportunity for the Residence Apartment Program.  
Supports to meet the physical, emotional and social needs by physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, music therapy, social work, behaviour therapy and psychiatric consultations. 
Serves as a provincial resource centre which offers consultative and assessment services to school boards which are developing educational programs for visually impaired and deafblind pupils. 
Elementary and secondary schools may make requests for special format text book materials directly to this school's Resource Services Library. Post secondary students order materials through their college or university.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:00 pm
Dates Sep-Jun
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 21 year(s) 
A pupil must qualify as a resident pupil of a district school board in Ontario, be under the age of 21 yrs on the first day of the school year, or 4 yrs of age (deafblind), 5 yrs (blind) as of Dec 31 of the school yr for which the application is made, be assessed as functioning educationally visually impaired/blind, deafblind by the Deafblind Resource Services Assessment Team. 
Ontario students with vision impairments are referred by their local school boards for admission.
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; Signing English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Brantford
Address & Map
350 Brant Ave
Brantford, ON N3T 3J9
Intersection Brant and St Paul Aves
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-759-0730
Toll Free Phone 1-866-618-9092
After Hours Phone 1-866-618-9092
TTY Phone 1-866-618-9092
Website www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/wross/index.html