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AEP: Handbook for Student Services
This handbook is intended to provide information that is relevant to student services administrators, school division and school administrators, educators, and school clinicians. Parents and other members of student support teams may also find it useful.

The History of Appropriate Educational Programming Legislation
The standards provide school divisions with a framework to use in developing a local policy for appropriate educational programming.

AEP in Manitoba: Extending Genuine Learning and Social Experiences for All School Communities, Final Consultation Summary (Adobe Icon 258 KB)
The standards provide school divisions with a framework to use in developing a local policy for appropriate educational programming.

AEP in Manitoba: Standards for Student Services
The standards provide school divisions with a framework to use in developing a local policy for appropriate educational programming.

AEP in Manitoba: Formal Dispute Resolution Process
The document provides information relating to the formal dispute resolution process in Manitoba.


Best Practices in School-based Suicide Prevention | 2014 (Adobe Icon 548 KB)
This guide is intended to provide a Framework to help school administrators and their partners develop comprehensive planning for suicide prevention.

Bridging to Adulthood: A Protocol for Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community (Adobe Icon 4.61 MB)
The document is intended for transition planning partners, including Manitoba Family Services and Housing, designated agencies, Child and Family Services Authorities and Agencies, Manitoba Health and Healthy Living, regional health authorities and their programs and services, Manitoba Education and Training and educators in Manitoba.


Education and Child and Family Services Protocol for Children and Youth in Care (Adobe Icon 1.39 MB)
This Healthy Child Manitoba protocol will improve information sharing, promote effective communication, and strengthen joint planning among educators, school-based teams, child and family services workers, family members and students. Further, the protocol promotes consistency of practice across Manitoba.

Educational Assistants in Manitoba
The purpose of Educational Assistants in Manitoba Schools is to provide educators, school administrators, and school division administrators with a resource to support the work of educational assistants in Manitoba schools.

Educators' Resource Guide: Supporting Students Who Are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing
This guide provides basic information to support educational programming and to help ensure successful school experiences for students who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing (D/HH).


Guidelines for Early Childhood Transition to School for Children with Special Needs (Adobe Icon 95 KB)
We are requesting that school division and preschool agency personnel use this protocol as they begin the information sharing and collaborative planning for the transition of children with special needs into the school system.


Listening and Speaking: First Steps into Literacy: A Support Document for Kindergarten Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists
The purpose of this document is to help Kindergarten teachers and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) enhance the oral language of all Kindergarten children within the playful literacy learning work and talk of the Kindergarten classroom.


Manitoba Sourcebook for School Guidance and Counselling Services: A Comprehensive and Developmental Approach
The purpose of this document is to support school counsellors in the important work they do in Manitoba schools. Specific information related to scope of activities, areas of service delivery, comprehensive and developmental guidance-related learning outcomes, and curriculum connections is provided, reflecting the breadth and depth of guidance and counselling-related activities in today’s schools.


Reporting of Child Protection and Child Abuse (Adobe Icon 652 KB)
This handbook was developed to help service providers and all people working with children to recognize and report suspected child abuse.


Safe and Caring Schools: A Whole-School Approach to Planning for Safety and Belonging
This support document is based on current research and evidence-based practice in planning for and sustaining positive, healthy, and safe schools, and has been developed to:

  • apply a whole-school approach in planning for safety and response
  • provide steps to develop a safe and caring school plan
  • share tools, research, and resource links
  • support existing school and/or school division planning, initiatives, and expertise

Services for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
The information in this guide will help Manitoba families and schools support students who are blind or visually impaired from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Student-Specific Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Student-Specific Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is a practical resource that provides student support teams with a foundational student-specific planning process to address the wide range of exceptional learning needs of students throughout their school careers. This support document is a revision of Individual Education Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing IEPs, Early to Senior Years (1998).

Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is intended to be a planning and programming resource for school teams who support students with ASD.

Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Resource Teachers in Manitoba Schools
This support document is intended for resource teachers and other educators working in an inclusive school environment to address the diverse needs of all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is not a policy document.

Supporting Inclusive Schools: Addressing the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities
This resource is intended to support educators as they work with students with learning disabilities within inclusive classrooms and schools.

Supporting Inclusive Schools: School based Planning and Reporting – A Framework for Developing and Implementing Annual School Plans and Reports
This document provides a framework for educators when working with planning teams, creating school plans, and reporting to the Department, division/district, and community.

Supporting Students who are Deafblind: A Handbook for Teachers
This handbook contains an overview of services offered by the Consultants for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Consultants for Blind and Visually Impaired for students with significant loss in both hearing and vision in Manitoba schools.


Task Force on Special Needs Funding: Report for the Minister of Education and Advanced Learning (Adobe PDF Document 212 KB) November 2015

Towards Inclusion: Tapping Hidden Strengths: Planning for Students Who Are Alcohol-Affected
This resource is a planning resource designed to assist educators in meeting the needs of students who are alcohol-affected.

Towards Inclusion: From Challenges to Possibilities – Planning for Behaviour
This is a planning resource intended to provide a support for student service administrators, principals, classroom teachers, resource teachers, school counsellors, clinicians, and other community professionals who will help in assisting schools in developing proactive and reactive approaches to behaviour.

Towards Inclusion: A Handbook for Individualized (I) Programming Designation, Senior Years
This document describes the process of applying the "I" programming designation. It suggests mechanisms for identifying students, planning collaboratively for inclusion, and reporting individualized programming.

Towards Inclusion: A Handbook for Modified Course Designation, Senior 1-4
This handbook describes the process of applying the "M" course designation to department-developed or -approved courses. It provides suggestions related to the identification of students, and collaborative planning and reporting of curriculum modifications.

Towards Inclusion: Supporting Positive Behaviour in Manitoba Classrooms
This document provides information for schools on universal approaches, proactive interventions and strategies, and evidence-based practices when working with students who exhibit challenging behaviours.


When Words are not Enough: Precursors to Threat – An Early Warning System for School Counsellors
This booklet has been created as an early warning system that may increase early intervention to prevent, delay, or de-escalate impending behaviour that is threatening.

Working Together: A Guide to Positive Problem Solving for Schools, Families, and Communities
The purpose of this document is to "... give everyone -- parents, educators, and community members -- the information to take part in the co-operative, creative problem solving process of informal dispute resolution. It is intended to serve as resource support to local school and school division dispute resolution policies and practices."

Working Together: A Guide to Positive Problem Solving for Schools, Families, and Communities (Adobe 369 KB)
This brochure is a brief overview of the information available in the handbook Working Together: A Guide to Positive Problem Solving for Schools, Families, and Communities.

Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School
This document highlights the importance of the diverse and changing learning needs of students with special needs. It also describes some of the services and activities that might be used to meet individual student needs at school.

Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School [Brochure] (Adobe 796 KB)
This brochure is a brief overview of the information for parents of children with special needs available in the handbook Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School

Working Together: A Parent's Guide to Formal Dispute Resolution
This guide outlines that formal review process, describes the issues that qualify for a formal review, and poses some questions to consider when deciding whether a formal review might be appropriate for your situation.

Working Together: A Parent's Guide to Transition from School Community
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.

Wraparound Protocol for Children and Youth with Severe to Profound Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (Adobe Reader1.46 MB)
This Healthy Child Manitoba protocol is intended for service providers as well as caregivers and natural community supports who may be involved in building a collaborative care plan for children and youth who experience severe to profound emotional and behavioural disorders.