Student Services

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

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.

The Student Services Unit offers an annual online professional development opportunity to educators who are developing and implementing programming for students with ASD.

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

Print copies of the document (Stock #80498) can be ordered from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre.

Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre (formerly the Manitoba Education Library)

The Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre provides Manitoba Kindergarten through Grade 12 educators with curriculum implementation support, educational research and professional development materials. The Curriculum Support Centre loans a variety of resources to Manitoba educators. Items can be requested in person, by phone, mail, fax or electronic mail. The collection includes many titles on ASD.

Circulation Desk
1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3G 0T3
Telephone: 204-945-5371 or 1-800-282-8069, ext. 5371
Fax: 204-945-8756


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

Legislation, Standards and olicies


General Enquiries
Inclusion Support Branch
Manitoba Education
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7907