Michigan Law School Program
Administrative Rules for Special Education
IDEA Federal Regulations (4/09)
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A program from Google, created for architects,
is an unexpected hit with children on the autism
Tips for Good Advocates
Wrightslaw's Pat Howey says parents need to
understand that the law gives them power to use in educational decisions for
their children. Parents should not be afraid to use their power. But, there
are better ways to obtain positive results than to roar through IEP meetings
in a Mack Truck. Here are Pat's newest tips for effective, successful
Analysis of IDEA from The Council of Parent
Attorneys and Advocates
Parents: Free Services Help Children Succeed in Childcare
Are you a parent or child care provider looking for help with a difficult
child between the ages of 0 to 5 or in need of resources to best handle
tantrums, aggression, biting, or possible developmental delays? The Care
Connections program offers free services designed to help young children
succeed in any child care setting. To find out more please call Ms. Lynnell
Morrison at (313) 531-2500 ext. 2125.
Standards for the Emergency Use of Seclusion &
The document, Supporting Student Behavior: Standards for the Emergency
Use of Seclusion and
Restraint is now available on the Office of Special
Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS)
Web site. The document summarizes how a
positive behavior support approach uses proactive
strategies to reduce or eliminate the use
of seclusion and restraint; defines the terms
"seclusion" and "restraint"; outlines procedures
for emergency use of seclusion and restraint; and
provides a framework for training.
Sites for Parents and Students
Learning that Sticks,
Aplusmath.com! This web site was
developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.
S.O.S. Mathematics - for high school
math support. Math.com,
and University of Cambridge.
to Resolve Special Education Disputes
In drafting the provisions of IDEA, Congress clearly contemplated that,
at times, there would be disagreements between parents of children with
disabilities and the school districts providing special education and
related services to their children. When such disagreements occur, parents
and school districts can turn to IDEA’s dispute resolution options. Find out
what those options are---there’s a new one. NICHCY, the National
Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, has posted a training
module covering Options for Dispute Resolution which includes PowerPoint
slide shows to use in training sessions, a detailed discussion of IDEA for
trainers, and handouts for audience participants.
Michigan Seclusion and
Restraint Standards (PDF)
Bridges4Kids Parent Resource Guide
Find out where to find help for children in
Michigan at all ages and stages. Includes toll-free numbers and websites,
early childhood-specific resources and school age resources.
Updated March 2008.
to help schools & parents communicate before battle
lines are drawn. Call
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