Family Matters

Family Matters.

Family Matters provides parents and families with information about special education and other resources.

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Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets explain special education laws and practices. The documents are easy to read and give links to more in-depth resources. Family Matters fact sheets are intended to enhance public understanding of Michigan's special education system and are not a substitute for official laws and regulations.

ACCOMMODATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, PRACTICES, AND SUPPORTS

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

Finishing High School: Certificate of Completion vs. Diploma

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

Personal Curriculum (PC)

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at Home

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at School

EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, PLACEMENT, AND SETTINGS

Charter Schools (Public School Academies)

Educational Teams and Roles

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Initial Evaluation for Special Education

Nonpublic and Home Schools

Transition: Age of Majority Considerations

EDUCATIONAL LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICES

Educational Development Plan

Educational Placement and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Privacy and Access to Records

Procedural Safeguards

Seclusion and Restraint

FAMILY SUPPORT AND GENERAL RESOURCES

Advocating for Your Child

Communicating for Student Success

Mediation

Navigating Extended Time Away From School

Parent Advisory Committees (PAC)

Special Education Problem Solving

Special Education Process