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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

Find a workshop near you

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

Let’s Talk Transition! RSVP today to join us for a day-long workshop about students with IEPs making the transition to adulthood.

Full details, online registration, more events --> www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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We have an IEP workshop coming up in Inkster on March 13. We'll cover the different parts of the document, implementing the IEP, and resolving disagreements. Register today to save your spot.

More events at: www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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Michigan Alliance for Families is hiring a Parent Mentor for Bay, Arenac, and Saginaw counties.

Are you the parent or close family member of a child with a disability who has received early intervention or special education services? Do you enjoy interacting with people? Then consider becoming a Regional Parent Mentor!

This is a part-time position: 24 hours per week; $16 per hour.

If you live in Arenac, Bay, or Saginaw County and are interested in providing information, mentoring, and support to other families around special education issues, please read the job description, requirements and responsibilities for details.

Applications due by March 15.

Full details: www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/MAF-Arenac.Bay_.Saginaw.pdf
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We'll be in Stanton for a series of events:
March 3
April 4
April 18
May 2
May 14
Visit our calendar of events page for full details!
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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.