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Webinars

Michigan Alliance for Families proudly presents our webinar series!  A webinar is an online presentation you can attend without having to leave your home or office.  It’s an opportunity to hear an expert speak for about an hour on a topic that interests you.  Live webinars are listed first, scroll down to find our On Demand Webinar selections.

September 18th What is Early On®? with Kelly Orginski from Michigan Alliance for Families
This webinar will give an overview of the system of supports and services for children under age three in Michigan. We will discuss the resources, information, and support available to parents and community members, noon to 1pm.  EO FLYER What is EO PPT 

September 25th Early On® and the Law with Mark McWilliams from Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service.
This webinar will explain your rights and responsibilities (known as procedural safeguards) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We will also cover the right to and benefits of natural environments, noon to 1pm.  EO FLYER Early On and The Law PPT

October 2nd Early On® and Transition with Sandee Koski from Michigan Alliance for Families.
This webinar will explain the transition out of the Early On® system. Including timelines, transition plans, and moving from an IFSP (Individualized Family Support Plan) to an IEP (Individualized Education Program), noon to 1pm.  EO FLYER

October 21st Personal Curriculum Options with Rashell Bowerman from Michigan Department of Education, noon-1pm.  This webinar will explain the modifications that are allowable through a Personal Curriculum, providing options for students to customize their education according to their post-school goals.  PC WEBINAR FLYER

On Demand Webinars

We have an archive of webinars available for when you need access to learn, understand, and manage  topics related to special education. Our webinars (like all of our learning opportunities) are free for parents, caregivers, and educators.

We partner with experts from across the state to present “live” webinars at specific times. Each archived webinar and the accompanying Powerpoint presentation (PPT) is listed below.  You have the option of downloading the Windows Media Video (WMV) file, or viewing directly on the Michigan Alliance for Families YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/MichiganAlliance). We have answers to many webinar how-to questions on our FAQ page.  If you need more assistance, please contact us.

TOPICS

 Topic Handouts, Downloads View on YouTube
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Eligibility and Evaluation for Special
Education Services in Michigan
Eligibility and Evaluation Webinar PPT   Michigan Eligibility Categories
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Extended School Year Extended School Year PPT   Michigan Standards for ESY  Guidance on Standards
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IEP 101 IEP 101 in English Webinar PPT   Developing Your Child’s IEP (NICHCY)
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IEP 101 in Arabic IEP 101 in Arabic Webinar PPT
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Coming Soon!
IEP 101 en español IEP 101 in Spanish Webinar PPT   Developing Your Child’s IEP- Spanish (NICHCY)
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Notice of Provision of Services
and Prior Written Notice
IEP Notice Webinar PPT    MDE Initial Notice   MDE Notice of Provision of Services   MDE Reference Guide
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Present Level of
Academic Achievement and Functional
Performance (PLAAFP) Statement
PLAAFP Webinar PPT   Model IEP Form   Developing Your Child’s IEP (NICHCY)
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Procedural Safeguards Procedural Safeguards PTT  MDE Procedural Safeguards Notice
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Progress Monitoring Progress Monitoring Webinar PPT   Is Your Child a Struggling Reader?
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Supports and Services, including
Accommodations and Modifications
Supports and Services Webinar PPT   Developing Your Child’s IEP  Related Services  Accommodations and Modifications   Supplementary Aids/Services
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Thinking About Goals and Objectives Goals and Objectives Webinar PPT   Model IEP Form   Developing Your Child’s IEP (NICHCY)
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Virtual Schools for Students with IEPs Virtual Schools Webinar PPT
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Problem Solving
Advocacy and Communication Advocacy and Communication Webinar PPT   Family Involvement Overview   PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships   Six Types of Parent Involvement
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Special Education Mediation in Michigan Mediation Webinar PPT
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Working Together When We Don’t Agree Working Together When We Don’t Agree Webinar PPT
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Writing Effective Complaints Effective Complaints Webinar PPT   Sample Complaint  MDE: Complaint Forms
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—Update to Complaints Webinar PPT   MDE Problem Solving Process  Dispute Resolution Memo Dispute Resolution Q & A
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Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)
Behavior is Communication Behavior is Communication Webinar PPT
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Introduction to Positive Behavior Supports PBS Webinar PPT   PACER FBA Handout   MDE Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Guide   Sample FBA    Sample BIP
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Discipline Rights for Students with IEPs Discipline PPT
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What Parents Need to Know about
Mental Health and Education
Mental Health and Education Webinar PPT
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Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Considerations Assistive Technology Considerations Webinar PPT
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Autism
Autism 101 Autism 101 Webinar PPT
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Peer to Peer Support: The Link Program Peer to Peer Webinar PPT
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Visual Support Strategies Visual Support Strategies Webinar PPT
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Academics
Reading Basics Reading Webinar PPT   Is Your Child a Struggling Reader?
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Inclusion
Inclusion: The Importance of Including
Students with Disabilities in the General
Education Classroom
Inclusion Webinar PPT   Developing Your Child’s IEP (NICHCY)   Inclusion in the Classroom   Accessing General Education Curriculum
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Transitioning to Adulthood
Agency Support/Services Overview-
CMH, DHS, MRS
Agency Supports/Services PPT
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Overview of Transition Transition Overview Webinar PPT
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Person Centered Planning Person Centered Planning Webinar PPT
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Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating
Life-Long Self-Determination (Part 1)
Rethinking Guardianship PPT
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Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating
Life-Long Self-Determination (Part 2)
Rethinking Guardianship PPT
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Self-Determination: Building a Successful
Future for People with Disabilities
Self Determination Webinar PPT
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Transition and the Law Transition and the Law PPT  OSEP Transition Q&A  SpitzerReznick
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Transition and the Law
Transition IEP Transition IEP PPT Age Appropriate Assessments
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Section 504
Section 504 Plans: An Overview Section 504 Webinar PPT
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