Guidelines for Early Childhood Transition to School For Children with Special Needs
The Guidelines for Early Childhood Transition to School for Children with Special Needs are based on the belief that those who know children with special needs well, their families, preschool service providers and support agencies, are the most effective people to work with school personnel to ensure a successful transition into the school system.
A carefully planned transition provides parents with an opportunity to participate as equal partners in the transition process and facilitates the child’s entry to the school.
Planning should begin at least one year prior to school entry and may involve:
- A children’s disability services worker from Family Services and Labour
- school division personnel
- day-care coordinator
- Regional Health Authority Worker or Pulic Health Nurse
Please see Guidelines for Early Childhood Transition to School for Children with Special Needs
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Information for Schools, Students, and Families
- Manitoba Family Services and Labour —Services for Persons with Disabilities
- Manitoba’s Regional Health Authorities—contact information
- Working Together: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School
- Working Together: Information for Parents of Children with Special Needs in School [Brochure]
Legislation, Standards and Policies
Program and Student Services
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