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Parent Resources

Information about special education for parents and families.

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Procedural Safeguards

Schools must provide notice to parents about the protections and rights for their
children with disabilities.

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OSE Spotlight

Guidance on the Recommended Use of Contingency Learning Plans

Recommendation regarding the use of contingency learning plans as a way to ensure districts are able to provide FAPE for students with IEPs.
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Q&A Available for Implementing the MARSE R340.1708 - Visual Impairment

New document answers VI rule questions.

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Child Find Guidance

Guidance for the Child Find requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Act and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education.
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Due Process Complaints

Includes a flow chart outlining the steps involved when a due process complaint is filed by a parent.

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Due Process Complaint Filed by District

Includes a flowchart outlining the steps involved when a due process complaint is filed by a district.
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Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities Guidance

Guidance outlining the transition requirements, components of transition planning, and a list of community agencies and other transition resources.
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Special Education Teacher Tuition Reimbursement Grant Opportunity

Grant funds are intended to incentivize certified Michigan teachers to earn an additional endorsement in special education for employment in a program where they are currently not qualified.

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Building Capacity - Improving Outcomes

How the Office of Special Education supports the Michigan Department of Education's Mission, Vision, and Top 10 Strategic Plan.

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The Path Forward Strategic Action Plan

An outcome-focused plan to bring about systemic change to support post-school success for students with disabilities in Michigan.

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COVID-19 Special Education Information and Resources

Information, guidance, and resources to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Previously Released Guidance

A list of all guidance documents released by the Office of Special Education.

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Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Find ways for parents and schools to problem solve about special education issues.

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Eligibility

Find information about determining a student’s eligibility for special education programs and services.

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Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)

The MARSE are the Michigan rules to follow when implementing special education laws.

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SPP/APR

Michigan submits a State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) to the U.S. Department of Education each year. The SPP/APR shows Michigan’s progress on each federal special education indicator and outlines the plan for the future.

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Supports for Students With Disabilities

Many offices and organizations outside of the OSE support students with disabilities. Look through the different supports for students with disabilities for help from other sources.

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Michigan Special Education Reference (MI-SER)

The MI-SER is a database of federal and state special education law and policy information and resources.

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