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(Canada) London, Ontario: SPED/medical issues "on the rise"

June 23, 2017, London (Ontario) Free Press: Special-education funding, demand on the rise http://www.lfpress.com/2017/06/23/special-education-funding-demand-on-the-rise The Thames Valley District school board saw its special education funding from the province rise by $3.7 million to $103 million. … It also has to do with increased demand, as the call for students needing special programs is rising, even as enrolment is stable or growing only slightly. … “Compared to 10 years ago, medical issues are clearly on the rise.”… “There is increased awareness, but it is also a growing problem for sure,” said Davison. “These are significant issues.”