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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

RSVP today to join us on February 27 in Clinton Township for "Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond."

• How can I best include my child’s strengths and needs in the IEP?
• How do I build a communication plan with my child’s teacher?
• What kinds of supports and services are possible in kindergarten?
• Where will my child go to school?

More events at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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The Social Security Administration has updated the "Benefits for Children with Disabilities" pamphlet describing benefits available to eligible children with disabilities and how to apply, including SSI and SSDI).
Also available in Spanish: www.ssa.gov/pubs/ES-05-10926.pdf
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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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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.