Student Services

Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community

As students enter the high school years, they must begin to plan for their options in life after high
school. The following principles should be considered when transition planning;

  • Early coordinated planning,
  • Student, parent and support network involvement,
  • Team collaboration
  • Inclusive, community-based approaches

Transition planning should consider balancing several areas including:

  • Life-long learning
  • Employment/career development
  • Building social networks and inclusion
  • Living in the community with independence

Planning can also assist students in accessing available adult supports for when they leave school.

Information for Schools, Students, and Families


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