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Increased Disciplinary Discretion Bills Move Out of MI Senate Committee
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee, this afternoon, unanimously
voted to report a seven-bill package to the Senate floor that would require
that schools use more discretion regarding disciplinary action. Most
significantly, this discretion would be applied to disciplinary steps that
schools often interpret as being mandated under statute.
IEP Ombudsman Bill Introduced into Michigan House
Creates IEP ombudsman within office of special education. Amends 1976
PA 451 (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1706. Also, Restraint &
Seclusion Bills Move From Michigan House Committee on 9-22-16. The Michigan
House Education Committee today reported out a package to ban restraint and
seclusion practices except in cases of emergency, led with a special effort
by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
Website for Spectrum Inclusion
The mission of Spectrum Inclusion is empowering young adults with autism/Asperger's
for employment and independence through resources and mentoring. I am
currently mentoring over 20 young adults on the spectrum sharing articles
Here is an interview he did for WXYZ. Also,
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Some Symptoms of Autism Be Reversed With Probiotics?
Industry Database Reveals 16,000 Foods with Toxic Chemical in Packaging
EWG has created the first easily, searchable database of nearly 16,000
processed food and drinks packaged in materials that may contain the
hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.
Lasting Effects on Kids May Start in the Womb
A new study tracked what happened to girls' obesity rates when their
moms were exposed to the chemical while pregnant. (Mother
Admins Push For Leeway On Seclusion Ban; Lawmakers Won't Yield
The devil is in the details of the Lieutenant Governor's legislative
package to scrub seclusion and restraint procedures from the state's
Out How Your High School Ranks
Students Could Not Be Kicked Out For Being
Truant Under New Legislation
Children couldn't be kicked out of school for being chronically absent from
school under legislation that received its first hearing in a Senate committee
by the Numbers: A Breakdown of Bullying Statistics and Facts
Bullying can come in many different forms. Sometimes, mean kids
bother others on the playground, on the bus, or in the halls at school. You
might run into a bully in the lunchroom or in a quiet corner of the library.
Bullies also are mean to people online on social media sites, in email, and
in text messages. But no one is allowed to bully others at any time or in
any place. If you have a problem with a bully or you see someone else
struggling with one, always tell an adult to get help. Teachers, parents,
and other adults will step in to stop the abuse.
Community Mental Health In A Self Determined Way
Currently, every dollar appropriated to support people who use
behavioral health, I/DD, SUD, SED and autism services, passes by contracts
through 3 or more layers of high cost bureaucracy. By the time funds reach
the actual beneficiary of service and the individuals who provide their
direct care, there are pennies left for the individual’s supports and
services and a poverty-level wage for the direct support professional. This
Map of Michigan Parent Support Options: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Download Lt. Governor Calley's Full Report from Special Ed Reform Task Force
Are 14 of Attorney John Brower's Latest Special Ed Q&As In One Convenient Spot
Things I Thought I'd Never Say...Until I Had Boys
Since being a mother to boys has to have some sort of anthropological
distinction to it, I've decided to compile my very own list of observations
of things I never thought I would say until I had boys.
Story About a Mother's Love Brought an Entire Middle School to Tears
If you know anything about middle school, you know that young
teenagers can be hard to motivate and inspire. For former professional
wrestler Marc Mero, however, it only took four minutes to bring an
auditorium full of middle school students to tears with his personal story
about his mother, her passing and his regrets about pushing her away. His
speech is a must watch, but be warned...you'll need a box of tissues by the