Student Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The characteristics of ASD include impairments in communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviours, interests, and activities. ASD is referred to as a spectrum disorder because symptoms can be present in a variety of combinations and range in severity from mildly to profoundly disabling. In Manitoba schools, programming for students with ASD is done by a team, including the parents, using a student-specific planning process.

Student-Specific Planning: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing IEP's

Information for Schools, Students and Families

The Student Services Unit offers consultative support to school teams who are programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services may include student specific recommendations and assistance with determining priority learning needs. Professional development opportunities can also be arranged.

Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This support document is intended to be a planning and programming resource for school teams who support students with ASD. The ASD Handbook includes information on planning for the student with ASD as well as evidence based teaching and instructional strategies. Appendices include tools and forms and additional topics to assist the school team in developing and implementing appropriate educational programming for their student with ASD.


Organizations within Manitoba that may be of support to students, families and school teams of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Legislation, Standards and Policies


General Enquiries
Inclusion Support Branch
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7912