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Parents of young children can learn more about advocacy and opportunities with a four part online workshop: Building Parent Leadership Skills In Early Childhood.
PARENT ADVOCACY VIDEO-One of our most popular workshops, Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy, is the latest addition to our YouTube channel.
STATE COMPLAINT CHANGE PROPOSEDMichigan Department of Education is accepting public comment on the Draft Special Education State Complaint Procedures. Comments can be submitted through the online survey, by email, or by mail no later than 5pm. on April 30, 2021. See MDE Office of Special Education website for full details.
-Three important resources from Michigan Department of Education: Family Matters Fact Sheets, Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education, and Special Education Guidance Documents- Catamaran.