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Ashif Jaffer Award for Excellence in Special Education Support
(presented at the TCDSB Annual Awards Night)
The Ashif Jaffer Award for Excellence in Special Education Support recognizes a Toronto Catholic District School Board teacher, education assistant, peer tutor/helper or volunteer who has demonstrated excellence in the support of Special Education, in one or more of the following areas: 
·      promoting the rights and dignity of the exceptional student
·      working collaboratively with a team to give support to student(s) with special needs who is/are integrated into the regular classroom curriculum and the individual education plan
·      fostering the development of social interaction between exceptional students and their peers
·      fostering the inclusion of the exceptional student into the extra-curricular life of the school
·      fostering the development of peer tutoring within the regular classroom
·      fostering positive relationships with parents and encourage their participation in program implementation
The award is in the form of a commemorative plaque, which will be presented to the recipient at a special awards event or at a meeting of the Board.
SELECTION PROCEDURE All members of the TCDSB community are invited to submit names of eligible teachers, education assistants, peer tutor/helpers and volunteers together with details of the achievements or contributions of the candidates.
Nominations must include the following information, along with any additional information or documentation you can supply.