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Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Department of Education
Online phone directory, reports, resources from various offices.

Michigan Department of Education Annual Performance Report (2006-2007)
On February 1, 2008, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS) submitted its revised State Performance Plan (SPP) and 2006-07 Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Michigan Department of Education State Performance Plan (2007 Overview)
On February 1, 2008, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS) submitted its revised State Performance Plan (SPP) and 2006-07 Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS)
The Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS) oversees the administrative funding of education and early intervention programs and services for young children and students with disabilities. Early intervention services are coordinated for infants and toddlers (birth through age two) with disabilities and their families according to federal regulations and state standards. A free appropriate public education is provided to eligible children and youth from birth through age 25, according to federal statute and regulations, state statute, administrative rules, and standards.

Michigan Oakland County Education Services
If you have a family member with a developmental disability he/she may be eligible for a variety of services, some at no cost to you. Common Ground is the point of entry in Oakland Co. to access those services. Their staff will determine eligibility based on guidelines as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. The following link demonstrates how to access those services.

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K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations
> Grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade
> High School

Documents are for educators who need access to multiple grade levels and for parents looking for guides to help explain the GLCEs

Open Education Database - Michigan / Online Colleges in Michigan
Explore your distance education options, and search through our comprehensive database of accredited colleges and universities in Michigan with online offerings. Filter your list of schools according to your preferences for school type, and further narrow your choices by sorting your resulting schools by tuition, graduation rate, and more.

Parent Advisory Committees

Oakland County PAC

Wayne County PAC

Macomb County PAC

Dispute Resolution

Special Education Informal Dispute Resolution Processes
An Oakland County parent's guide to special education informal dispute resolution processes.

Oakland Mediation Center
A non-profit, volunteer based organization established to offer mediation as an alternative to the traditional adversarial dispute resolution in the courts.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Aligning IEPs to Academic Standards
For students with moderate and severe disabilities.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Manual (2007)
The IEP Team Manual is provided by the Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services to assist in compliance with state and federal laws relating to programs and services for students with disabilities.

Preparing for your Student's IEP (Presentation)
Thoughts from the Educator's Perspective

Bridges 4 Kids IEP Goals and Objectives Bank
Designed to allow users to locate specific educational goals.

Extended School Year (ESY)

What is Extended School Year (ESY)? (Presentation)

Summer Programs

Camp Fair Resources (2008)
A guide to local summer camps.

Early Childhood Guide to Summer Services (Presentation - 2008)
Developed by Oakland County Schools.

Early Childhood Guide to Summer Services (2008)
Developed by Oakland County Schools.

National

What's The Big Idea? (Presentation)
Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004

National Center for Education and Statistics (NCES)
Located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Other

Transition (Presentation)
Discusses the five steps of transition based on needs, strengths, preferences, and interests.

Sexuality and Relationship Resources
Resource list for parents and educators.

Bridges4Kids
A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents and professionals working with children from birth through transition to adult life.

Learning Disabilities Online
The world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

Wright's Law
A resource for information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Oakland County School District's 5 Year Common Calendar

DSACT/AISD Educator Manual
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) teamed up with Austin Independent School District to create a manual of best practices to guide educators in making the accommodations and adaptations necessary to best teach students with Down syndrome.

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome
A Powerpoint presentation from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT).

Universal Design
A Powerpoint presentation with notes from the National Down Syndrome Congress, Boston, MA 2008

Project Participate

Here you will find training materials and planning forms to promote student productivity and team collaboration in the school community. Use the forms to compose functional goals, document student participation, and delineate roles for team members. Expand your skills or train others with the handouts but remember, no part of these files may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any form for compensation of any kind, without prior written permission of Project Participate.

http://www.projectparticipate.org/handoutsforms.asp