News & Resources
Autism Education Center continues work focusing on inclusion, best classroom experiences
April 18, 2023
The Autism Education Center's work on promoting the placement of students with autism into the general classroom setting to the greatest extent possible has dovetailed with a renewed Michigan Department of Education focus on the same concept.
Spread the Word Inclusion Day - March 1st
February 20, 2023
Spread the Word Inclusion is an initiative founded in 2009 and continuously led by youth activists. Their efforts are designed to rally schools, organizations, and communities to commit to inclusion.
START Staff presenting at Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference
February 5, 2023
START staff will be presenting and exhibiting at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), held at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids on March 1-3, 2023. Visit CEC's website for more information and registration.
Family Matters Resources and Information
December 15, 2022
Teri Rink, Director of the Office of Special Education, encourages you to share the resources on the Family Matters website. New fact sheets are added on an ongoing basis. You may sign up to receive notifications when new information is available.
START Staff presenting at Michigan Autism Conference (MAC)
October 4, 2022
START staff will be presenting and exhibiting at the Michigan Autism Conference (MAC), held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo on October 6-7, 2022. Visit MAC's website for more information and registration.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Back-to-School Checklist for Parents
August 25, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education released a back-to-school checklist for parents and families.
MDE OSE: Free Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools Course
May 10, 2022
The Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education (MDE OSE) is excited to announce the release of a free virtual Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools course.
CMU Autism Employment Study: Research Opportunity
May 5, 2022
Central Michigan University is seeking people ages 14 and older to take part in a research study involving discussing their job and/or job search.
Summer Camp Scholarship Opportunities
March 29, 2022
The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) and the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children both offer a camp scholarship program.
Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Conference March 2-4, 2022
February 23, 2022
The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children's 82nd Annual Conference will be held March 2-4, 2022.