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Severe Multiple Impairments

Students with multiple impairments have more than one disability in cognitive, physical and/or functional abilities. They typically require intensive intervention and supports for activities of daily living. MARSE- Eligibility under the category Severe Multiple Impairment Rule 340.1714 Multiple Disabilities  Multiple disabilities means a student has more than one serious disability which may affect mobility, behavior, emotion or… Continue Reading Severe Multiple Impairments

Other Health Impairments

Other Health Impairment (OHI) is a category of disability recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Other Health Impairment  Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality, or alertness,  including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment “due to an acute  or chronic health… Continue Reading Other Health Impairments

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hearing is one of our five senses. Without it, parents may worry about how their child will communicate. One of the most important things  is early detection of hearing status, and this can be performed by a basic hearing test given to a child by an audiologist. Newborn hearing screenings are mandated as part of… Continue Reading Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Visual Impairment

The terms partially sighted, low vision, legally blind, and totally blind are used in the educational context to describe students with visual impairments. Children with vision impairment often need special education and other services to help in their development Visual Impairment, Including Blindness  Facts About Vision Loss CDC Glossary of Vision  Related Terms Introduction to… Continue Reading Visual Impairment

SXI Eligibility

Eligibility for Special Education under designation of Severe Multiple Impairment The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) define eligibility for special education services within thirteen categories of disability. MARSE R 340.1702 Student with a disability defined. Rule 2. “Student with a disability” means a person who is determined by an individualized education program team… Continue Reading SXI Eligibility

DB Eligibility

Eligibility for Special Education under designation of Deaf-Blindness  The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) define eligibility for special education services within thirteen (13) categories of disability. MARSE R 340.1702 Student with a disability defined. Rule 2. “Student with a disability” means a person who is determined by an individualized education program team or… Continue Reading DB Eligibility

All Topics A-Z

Search all pages on the MAF website: Search for: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Return to top About Michigan Alliance for Families ABLE Act Access to Records Accessibility Resources Accommodations and Modifications Accountability… Continue Reading All Topics A-Z

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning can harm a child’s development. It’s important that children be evaluated and special attention is paid to their growth and development. Michigan Alliance for Families can explain what local resources can help  assess and monitor your child’s development through early intervention and special education services. These services are free to families. Connect with… Continue Reading Lead Poisoning

SLI Eligibility

Eligibility for Special Education under designation of Speech and Language Impairment The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) define eligibility for special education services within thirteen categories of disability. MARSE R 340.1702 Student with a disability defined. Rule 2. “Student with a disability” means a person who is determined by an individualized education program team… Continue Reading SLI Eligibility

DHH Eligibility

Eligibility for Special Education under designation of Deaf or Hard of Hearing The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) define eligibility for special education services within thirteen categories of disability. MARSE R 340.1702 Student with a disability defined. Rule 2. “Student with a disability” means a person who is determined by an individualized education… Continue Reading DHH Eligibility