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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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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

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Michigan Alliance for Families

Be prepared for your next IEP meeting. Crack open your 2019 planner and register today for one of these January IEP workshops:
Grand Rapids (1/10)
St John's (1/14)
Clinton Township (1/23)
Lawrence (1/24)
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Let's talk IEP! We'll be in Lawrence on January 24. RSVP today!
• The present level of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) statement
• Writing measurable goals and objectives
• Support services
• Plan implementation

More workshops: www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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We're partnering with Special Education Mediation Services for this workshop about discipline issues and student’s rights.

Join us on January 15 in Dearborn Heights.
This workshop is also being offered on January 9 in Flint.

You can find out full calendar of events here: www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events
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Learn skills to become a more effective advocates for your child. RSVP today to join us in Shelby on January 18.

More 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.