Requirements to Participate in START BYF Intensive Training

Intermediate School Districts and Local Education Agencies are expected to be the primary applicant of this training series in partnership with community agencies supporting individuals in their transition to adulthood. Preference will be given to districts / ISDs:

  • that demonstrate significant need as well as high numbers of students with ASD.
  • are in geographic areas that have been underserved.
  • that work in collaboration with community agencies and adult support organizations.

To participate as a team or a host site, a school system must submit an application to the START office:

  • We are no longer accepting BYF Host Site Applications for 2018-19. 
  • 2017-18 Team Application - We are no longer accepting Team Applications for 2017-18. 
    • Training Location: 
      • Kirtland Community College Conference Center, 4800 W 4 Mile Road, Grayling, MI 49738

Assemble a team comprised of 5-7 school professionals around a target student with ASD. Teams can include, but are not limited to, the general education teacher, special education teacher, school psychologist, school social worker, provider of speech and language, occupational therapist, transition coordinator, ISD or school administrator. Each team should include the parent(s) of the target student.

Training costs including the presenters, materials, and resources are provided at no cost to the district. District responsibilities include costs of professional time away from the classroom or other responsibilities, the costs for a training facility, and lunch for your team members.

Page last modified October 25, 2017