Education and Training
Bridging to Adulthood
A Protocol for Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community
This Healthy Child Manitoba protocol replaces Manitoba Transition Planning Process Support Guidelines for Students with Special Needs Reaching Age 16 (1999) is intended for transition planning partners, including Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs, designated agencies, Child and Family Services Authorities and Agencies, Manitoba Health, regional health authorities and their programs and services, Manitoba Education and educators in Manitoba.
This document and specific sections are available for download as PDF files.
The Interactive Roles and Time Lines In Transition Planning website describes the roles of transition planning partners and the timelines for important steps in the planning process for students with exceptional needs who may require adult programs and services after completing high school. The website provides links and additional information to support implementation of Bridging to Adulthood: A Protocol for Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community.
The transition to adult life creates big changes in the lives of young people with exceptional needs and their families. This guide includes information to assist families in participating in transition planning for their son or daughter. It is intended for parents, guardians, foster parents and caregivers.
Working Together: A Parent's Guide to Transition from School to Community ( 925 KB)
For additional information, please contact:
Program and Student Services Branch
Manitoba Education and Training
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7907