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News & Updates
FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTSYouth are invited to join us on June 1 to talk about how to communicate your SPIN (Strengths, Preferences, Interests, Needs) as you advocate for yourself.
PRESCHOOL INCLUSIONMDE's Preschool Inclusion Collective Action Plan identifies the actions necessary to realize the vision for inclusion and addresses barriers to including preschoolers across Michigan.
UPDATED: GUIDANCE FOR TIMELINE FOR INITIAL EVALUATIONSMDE has released an updated document: Guidance for Timeline for Initial Evaluations. The revised guidance reflects that if a request for an evaluation is made verbally, the district must support the parent in documenting this request.
-Three important resources from Michigan Department of Education: Family Matters Fact Sheets, Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education, and Special Education Guidance Documents- Catamaran.