Inclusive Education Resources
Once your child is in school, how do you know what you should expect? Sometimes problems arise. Where do you go for advice?
There are several made-in-Manitoba documents that exist to help parents know what to expect from their child’s school, and how to effectively resolve problems that arise.
Community Living Manitoba has created a guide to what you should see teachers doing to support all of the students in their classroom, and how extra levels of support should work.
(Note: the funding model is expected to change in a year or two.)
Also, Inclusion Winnipeg and Brandon Community Living offer advocacy support for parents. Check their websites for more information.
This is a very well-written document to explain the process of addressing problems.
Manitoba Education has a website explaining student services as well as many documents related to supporting students with support needs. Three documents of particular interest:
- Guidelines for Early Transition to School for Children with Special Needs
- Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Working Together: A Parents Guide to Transitioning from School Community
It helps to know the way things are supposed to work. It also helps to know where to find help when things aren’t going right. These resources are a good place to start.