The Michigan Alliance for Families website can be translated into another language with the click of a button. On each page, there is a TRANSLATE button. This webpage also links to resources for cultural competency and multiculturalism.
School systems must take the necessary steps to give parents the opportunity to understand the proceedings at an IEP team meeting. This includes arranging for an interpreter for parents with deafness or whose native language is other than English.
- Is an Interpreter Needed? This document explains the “native language” requirement for parent participation in the IEP process.
Looking for materials other languages?
- Procedural Safeguards Notice is available in several languages
- Family Matters Fact Sheets MDE (English, Spanish, Arabic)
- PACER Center has translated content available.
- Right to have materials in your language
Developing the IEP – When developing an IEP for a student with limited English proficiency, the IEP Team must consider the student’s level of English language proficiency.
What about assessments? Find Questions & Answers Regarding Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments from US Department of Education
Resources for cultural competence and multiculturalism.
- Medline Plus Health Information in Multiple Languages
- Multicultural Pavilion
- Translations of Selected OSE/EIS Documents: Procedural Safeguards Translations