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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

Our friends at The Arc Community Advocates have their 12th Annual Inclusion Conference coming up on March 27 in Kalamazoo.

The Inclusion Conference creates awareness and builds capacity to support a growing need.

For more details and regisrtation, please visit their website: communityadvocates.org/inclusion-conference
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Still time to RSVP for a day-long workshop about students with IEPs making the transition to adulthood in Troy on March 28.

Full details, more events, and online registration available at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events/
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Does your child have challenging behaviors at school? Come learn about services provided through the IEP to teach and support positive behaviors at school. Parents are encouraged to bring your child’s IEP to this meeting!

RSVP to join us in Clinton Township on March 27.

Find more events at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events/
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RSVP today to join us in Detroit on March 27 for Rethinking Guardianship with Dohn Hoyle from The Arc Michigan

• What are alternatives to guardianship?
• What is power of attorney?
• How can medical and financial decisions be handled?
• What is self-determination?
• What is supported decision making?
• How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?

Find 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.