Centralized Evaluation Team - CET

This module is an overview of the Centralized Educational Evaluation Team (CET) process for determining educational eligibility for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presentation highlights essential identifying characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how they relate to the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS) eligibility criteria. The evaluation steps that align with the OSE-EIS process for determining educational eligibility and distinguish ASD evaluations from those of other disabilities is clarified. Additionally, the importance of the multidisciplinary team process in the educational evaluation for students with ASD is addressed. Related evaluation materials, the function of meeting mechanics in eligibility determination, effective report writing, and the relationship between medicallybased assessments and schoolbased responsibilities for eligibility determination are addressed.

Module Goals / Objectives:

  1. Gain information about OSE-EIS eligibility criteria and process for determining educational eligibility.
  2. Understand a structure for gathering observation information in multiple settings that relates to ASD characteristics.
  3. Understand effective multi-disciplinary team processes for determining educational eligibility.
  4. Learn the components of an effective educational eligibility report for students with ASD.

AGENDA (1 day)

8:30 - 10:00 Essential identifying characteristics of ASD
10:00 - 10:15 BREAK 10:15 - 11:30 MDE eligibility criteria / determining educational eligibility 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1:45 Multi-disciplinary team process 1:45 - 2:00 BREAK 2:00 - 3:30 Function of Meeting Mechanics in the eligibility determination