Upcoming START Events

Self-Management Training

Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd., Caro, MI 48723
Registration Fee: $8.50 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials) 
SCECHs and Social Work Credits: State Continuing Education Clock Hours and Social Work CEUs are pending approval.
Social Work Credit Fee: $15.00
Questions? Please contact Catherine Savoie

Registration will be open to statewide participants on February 15, 2016. 

Description: Self-Management is a highly effective yet significantly underutilized evidence-based practice.  It is one of only two of the 24 evidence-based practices (EBP) identified by the National Professional Development Center (NPDC) that crosses every domain and age level. In his article, “Don’t Forget about Self-Management,” Steve Buckmann states, “By learning self-management techniques, individuals can become more self-directed and less dependent on continuous supervision. Instead of teaching situation specific behaviors, self-management teaches a general skill that can be used in an unlimited number of environments.” Visit the Self-Management page for more information.  

Education-Based Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Hosted by the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE)

Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel, 925 South Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917
Registration Fee: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $120.00
Questions? Please contact Sue Leach, (517) 410-7065

Description: This professional learning presentation highlights the essential components for quality special education eligibility determination under Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  

The presentation includes a detailed review of the characteristics of ASD and how they relate to the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) criteria.  Recommended evaluation processes and steps, as outlined in the Michigan Autism Council's guide on ASD evaluations, are also reviewed.  Related evaluation materials are provided, in addition to a review of effective report writing, differential eligibility decision-making, and addressing disagreements among evaluators both within and outside of school.

Morning topics include new reality in ASD evaluations, team process in evaluations, and MARSE criteria for ASD.  After lunch, evaluation components and processes, as well as differential eligibility will be covered.

15th Annual START Conference
Date: May 2, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center