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START Staff presenting at Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference

February 15, 2024

START staff will be presenting and exhibiting at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), held at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids from February 28 - March 1, 2024

MDE OSE releases updated guidance on Least Restrictive Environment: Nonacademic Settings

December 4, 2023

MDE OSE releases updated guidance on Least Restrictive Environment: Nonacademic Settings

OSEP releases updated listing of technical centers, including the new centers funded in FY 2023

November 13, 2023

OSEP funds over 50 centers to provide a diverse range of services and supports to special education stakeholders. These centers provide technical assistance (TA) services to families, schools, districts, and States.

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Autism Council

October 11, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments to the Autism Council.

FTF Behavioral Consulting recognizes success stories of START

September 22, 2023

FTF Behavioral Consulting recognizes the START Project's PFA-SBT success storie

Michigan Legislature approves 23-24 budget that fully funds the foundation allowance for special education students for the first time

June 29, 2023

Michigan Legislature approves 2023-2024 budget, which includes an increase of $310.3 million for special education.

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.



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