Student Services

Individualized Programming

Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning 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 and Early Childhood Learning.

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.


Legislation, Standards and Policies


General Enquiries
Inclusion Support Branch
Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning
Telephone: 204-945-7907
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7907