Manitoba Education has identified a range of instructional supports for addressing student diversity, including differentiated instruction, adaptation, modification, and individualized programming. This is not a continuum of supports; rather, each instructional support is intended to address specific programming needs in consideration of expected learning outcomes and/or student-specific outcomes.
Individualized programming is intended for students whose cognitive disabilities are so significant that they do not benefit from participating in curricula developed or approved by Manitoba Education.
A significant cognitive disability is determined by a specialized assessment.
Information for Schools, Students, and Families
Individualized programming identifies highly individualized learning experiences that are functionally appropriate. Individualized Programming is not subject- or course-specific, but identifies a year of highly individualized learning experiences.
Students receiving individualized programming will have an IEP that details their student-specific outcomes and implementation plan.
Graduation and Students Receiving Indiviualized Programming Designation:
The Individualized Senior Years Program Certificate recognizes the achievement of students with significant cognitive disabilities who did not follow the provincial curriculum and who would not acquire the credits required to graduate with a provincial diploma. For more information, please see Guidelines for Awarding a Certificate of Completion for an Individualized Senior Years Program.
- Student-Specific Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) ( 683 KB)
- Towards Inclusion: A Handbook for Individualized (I) Programming Designation, Senior Years
- Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School
- Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School (Brochure) ( 795 KB)
Legislation, Standards and Policies
- Appropriate Educational Programming Regulation 155/2005 ( 122 KB)
- Standards for Student Services
( 130 KB)
- A Handbook for Student Services
Program and Student Services
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