START Connecting Email Updates

START's bi-monthly email updates feature articles, RCN updates, events calendar, START information and resources. Find content from this month's update and our archives below.


  • August 2016
    • START with Collaboration! 
    • 4-H Challenged Me: The Next Step in Peer-To-Peer Support
    • Save the Date! 16th Annual START Conference
    • Information and Resources for Parents 
  • October 2016
    • Project HANDL: Williamston High School Students Invent Device that Helps Students Open Lockers
    • START-isms
    • Save the Date! 16th Annual START Conference
    • USAPT Challenge
  • December 2016
    • Friends Help Trevor Manage Worries about School - Full Article
    • START Events & Annual Conference
    • AFIRM Modules
    • START Updates
  • February 2017
    • Early Childhood - Full Article
    • START Events & Annual Conference
    • Resources for Parents and Professionals Supporting Families
    • START Updates
  • April 2017
    • 16th Annual START Conference: Integrated Supports Through the Lifespan
    • 20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions with Anxious or Defiant Students - Full Article
    • Resources
    • START Updates
  • June 2017 
    • Graduation
    • Summer Camps & Recreational Activities in Michigan 
  • August 2015 
  • October 2015 
    • START Community Conversations Help Students Gain Valuable Opportunities - Full Article 
    • Individual Student Data Collection Forms
    • START's 15 Year Celebration!
  • December 2015
    • Lansing School District Improves Inclusion for Students with Disabilities - Full Article 
    • Survey of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in the Michigan Public School System - Full Article 
    • START New Year's Resolutions
  • February 2016
    • Differentiating Output Helps Clawson Students Show What They Know - Full Article
    • START Staff Reflects on the Past 15 Years
    • Remember to share the Passport with families!
    • Education-Based Evaluations for ASD Guide
  • April 2016
    • START Turns Fifteen: A Reflection
    • ‘Team Drew’ Helps Student Transition Smoothly into Adulthood - Full Article
    • START-isms
    • Are the Summer Months Part of Transition Conversations?
  • June 2016
    • ‘A Sense of Belonging’: START Celebrates 15 Years - Full Article
    • Reflection from the Past 15 Years
    • START-isms
    • Summer Camps & Recreational Activities in Michigan
    • Are the Summer Months Part of Transition Conversations?
  • February 2015 
    • Peer to Peer Traveling Quilt
    • Note from the Director
    • Classroom & Environment & Teaching Assessment (CETA) Tool 
  • April 2015 
    • Hamilton Community Schools: LINKS Peer to Peer Support Program - Full Article 
    • Self-Management Systems for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Autism Awareness Month
    • Paraprofessional Planning Tool
  • June 2015 
    • Student Benefits from Strong Partnership Between School & Family - Full Article 
    • Summer Camps & Recreational Activities in Michigan
    • Identifying Interventions for Behavioral Challenges

Submission Guidelines

Purpose of the email updates: The focus of START Connecting is to communicate successes, tools, and events to our statewide audience, which consists of school staff, families, and organizations, such as the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Office of Special Education (OSE).

Who submits content for the email updates: START partners with RCN (Regional Collaborative Networks) representatives and schools supported by the RCN, Intensive Training site leaders and teams, START special project representatives, MDE and OSE funded initiatives, and family and community partners working with START.

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