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    Michigan Alliance for Families:

    Your free guide to special education.

    Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability specific information.

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Special Education Resources

Answers about your child's special education program

Disability Information

Information about your child's disability


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Upcoming Events

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Need help navigating the special education system? Talk to a parent who's been there.

Connect directly with one of our local parent mentors to address your family's needs. Their perspective can not only help you navigate the system, but they can also help you be more involved in your child's education. All Michigan families are able to access an extensive collection of electronic or printed resources, informational support and referrals to local community resources. To get in touch with a Michigan Alliance for Families staff member, Contact Us.

News & Updates

17 hours ago

Michigan Alliance for Families

Tomorrow is the Michigan premier of Intelligent Lives documentary which features Michigan native Micah Fialka-Feldman.
October 18, 2018
5:30PM - 9:00PM

Wayne State University
McGregor Conference Center
Community Arts Center

The film follows these three young adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

This special FREE screening is sponsored by the Wayne State University College of Education and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute.
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Communication is important, everyone wants to be heard. Parents and school personnel can sometimes get caught up in the moment and not use good communication techniques. Join us for "Can You Hear Now?" on November 13 in Caro.

More events and online registration can be found at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events/
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3 days ago

Michigan Alliance for Families

Hey Allegan, Kalamazoo and St Joseph counties! We have a couple workshops coming up in your area and would appreciate giving this post a LIKE and SHARE to help get the word out.

October 29- Understanding IEPs in Kalamazoo
November 13- Eligibility and Evaluation in Otsego

Full details at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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Hey Cheboygan (and nearby)! We're offering a Positive Behavior Support workshop, in the afternoon on October 23 and in the evening on October 24. Same workshop, pick the time that works for you and RSVP today.

Online registration and more events at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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Funding Statement

Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded Initiative. Michigan Alliance for Families is our state's federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M150066. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, David Emenheiser.