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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 and young adults (birth to 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


Hear from one of our Parent Mentors

Upcoming Events

Find an online workshop or view a recording

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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⏰🐦Early birds can join us at 9:30am today, July 8th.Parents and caregivers can take a deeper dive into the key parts of the IEP and learn how to use the IEP process to address your concerns.To get the information to parents when they need it, we offer a free IEP webinar every month - even over the summer - scheduled at different times of day to meet the needs of parents and caregivers.🌞 Monday, July 8th 9:30AM-11:00AM tinyurl.com/4we5vftj🌞 Thursday, August 8th 12:00PM-1:30PM tinyurl.com/yd73zx4vSee our full calendar of events at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/upcoming-events/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🤔 Have you ever wondered how special education funding works? ✔️Check out the latest infographic from Michigan League for Public Policy mlpp.org/michigan-special-education-funding/Curious about how special education funding works in our state? We have all the info in our fact sheet: mlpp.org/michigan-special-education-funding ... See MoreSee Less
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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, H328M200015. 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.

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