2018-19 RCN Application

The 2018-19 Regional Collaborative Network Application is now available. The application is due June 22, 2018. Please see the RCN Contract Spending Guidelines for allowable and non-allowable expenses.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact your START RCN Representative or Jana Benjamin, (616) 331-6482. Thank you for your leadership and everything you do to improve supports for students with ASD in Michigan.


RCN Contract Forms '18-19

RCN Contract Requirements Worksheet - This worksheet provides a summary of the priorities for the year for each goal area. This will provide us with information about your plans for the year and it can guide your review of priorities throughout the school year. Note: This document is available in two versions: one for Single-county RCN and one for Multiple-county RCN. You only need to complete the version that is appropriate for your RCN.  Due Date: October 26, 2018

Mid Year and End of Year Reporting Form (to be posted by November)

  • Mid-Year - Both a Narrative and a Financial Expenditure Report with an Invoice for Expenditures to date (expenses only, no advanced funding). Due Date: February 1, 2019
  • End of the School Year - Both a Narrative and a Financial Expenditure Report with an Invoice for all Expenditures not Reimbursed to date. Due Date: July 12, 2019

Mid-Year and End of Year Reports must include the following:

  • Narrative Report
  • Financial Expenditure Report 
  • K-12 Target Student Reporting Form
  • BYF Target Student Reporting Form
  • Capacity Building Tool
  • Peer to Peer Programs Data Package
  • Training Reports
  • EPLI Trainer Reports

Data Reporting Forms

Target Student Reporting

  • K-12 Target Student Reporting Form for RCN (Baseline and End of Year)
    • Enter RCN K-12 Target Student Baseline Data here by October 29th. The end of year data link will open by May 1st and will be due by June 3rd. 
    • If your RCN Target Student is the focus student for a START Intensive Training Team, you will enter the Target Student data using the Intensive Training data link (emailed to the team from the START office). Please make a note on the RCN Contract Worksheet that your RCN Target Student is part of a START Intensive Training team. 
  • BYF Target Student Reporting Form (Baseline and End of Year)
    • Enter RCN BYF Target Student Baseline Data here by October 29th. The end of year data link will open by May 1st and will be due by June 3rd. 
    • If your RCN Target Student is the focus student for a START Intensive Training Team, you will enter the Target Student data using the Intensive Training data link (emailed to the team from the START office). Please make a note on the RCN Contract Worksheet that your RCN Target Student is part of a START Intensive Training team. 

Capacity Building Reporting

Peer to Peer Program Reporting

USAPT Reporting

  • USAPT data may be entered anytime from September 1st, 2018 to June 1st, 2019 using the USAPT Online System.

EPLI Trainer Reporting

  • EPLI Level 1 Trainer Individual Report: This form is to be completed by approved EPLI Trainers and reported to the RCN twice a year (Due dates: Feb 1 and July 14). This report should include all trainings EXCEPT those as part of mini IT series training. Series trainings are reported on the EPLI Mini IT-Series Training Report.

Please send your Mid Year and End of Year Narrative Report & Financial Expenditure Report with an invoice as an email attachment to the autismedcenter@gmail.com. If you have questions about the report, please contact Jana Benjamin at benjamj1@gvsu.edu or contact your START RCN representative.


RCN Meeting Tools

RCN Pacing Guide: This is a schedule to help guide you through the RCN Contract year. It includes important activities, data collection, and reporting by month.


RCN Standalone Trainings for START Website

Each RCN should submit at least one RCN-provided stand-alone training per semester using START content delivered by START EPLI trainers. The training will be included in the events listing on the START Events page, and should be open to the RCN and the broader region, including families and community partners. A fee may be charged to attendees from outside the RCN to cover the cost of materials and food. The RCN may reserve a specified number of registrations for participants within their RCN. 

Please submit your standalone trainings here

Questions? Contact your START RCN Representative or the START Office: autismed@gvsu.edu 

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