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News & Updates
RETURN TO SCHOOL WEBINARSRegistration is open for Return to School webinar series for parents of children with IEPs as we get ready to head back to school. All webinars take place on Wednesdays at 12pm.
NEW VIDEOIn our latest video Building Blocks of Self-Advocacy, parents can learn skills support youth with disabilities to develop and use self-advocacy skills.
IEP DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCEMDE has released new guidance: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development: Special Education Programs and Services to support the development of an IEP based on the unique needs of the student, which are described in the Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance.
-Three important resources from Michigan Department of Education: Family Matters Fact Sheets, Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education, and Special Education Guidance Documents- Catamaran.