Referral Criteria and Procedure

Referral Form     Fillable Referral Form
Referral Update       Fillable Referral Update

(Referral Update to be completed by the District Partner and new school case manager when a student already enrolled with Inclusion Outreach changes districts or schools)

Criteria for Student Referral

Inclusion Outreach support students meeting the criteria for Physically Dependent (Category A) funding in British Columbia school districts:

• Students with dependent needs who are completely dependent on others for meeting all major daily living needs.  They will require assistance at all times for feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and personal hygiene. Without such assistance and personal care support, attendance at school would not be possible.

• Students designated in other Ministry categories; e.g. Moderate to Profound Intellectual Disability (C) or Physical Disability or Chronic Health Impairment (D) with associated disabilities and complex needs.

Referral Procedure

Referral Forms are completed by the student’s school case manager, then submitted to your District Partner for signature and submission to Inclusion Outreach for screening (District Partners for each BC School District can be found under Contacts on this website). The School District and student support team commits to provide release time for appropriate staff while the Inclusion Outreach team is working in the district.

We also accept student referrals from independent schools within BC (not associated with a School District).  In that instance the District Partner information would not be required.

If the student meets our mandate, the school case manager will be contacted regarding scheduling an Inclusion Outreach team visit to the school.

If you have any further questions, please contact Inclusion Outreach by email or by phone at 250-595-2088.