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Your Michigan source for information, resources, and guidance related to young children with special needs and their families.          
Our Mission: MiDEC is dedicated to promoting policies and evidence based practice to support families and enhance the optimal development of all children. MiDEC shall encourage and promote the professional growth and quality practice to support young children with exceptional needs and their families.
 
 
Michigan's Division for Early Childhood is recruiting a chairperson and members for the fundraising committee!
Do you want to be involved, but not have a ton of extra time? Do you have great ideas and experience fundraising? This committee is perfect for you!
 
Responsibilities of a committee member
·         attend one meeting every other month (phone conference)
·         share ideas, previous experience, contacts that you may have
·         other duties can range from making a phone call to organizing an event
 
MiDEC is in the process of assessing our chapters needs and goals for fundraising, so it is the committee's role to support those however we need to.
 
If you are interested please email Lydia Moore at lydia.moore@oakland.k12.mi.us
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NEWLY RELEASED MAASE REPORT

Comparing Early Childhood Systems: IDEA Early Intervention Systems in the Birth Mandate States

The Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE) recently approved the attached report, “Comparing Early Childhood Systems: IDEA Early Intervention Systems in the Birth Mandate States.”  The MAASE Legislative Action Committee will convene a subcommittee to develop a position statement based on the report findings.  We hope you find the information of value, and appreciate the thorough research completed by the lead author, Stephanie Peters, and the MAASE Study Group.

To read the report, click here.

 

 

 

DEC Releases New Recommended Practices! 

On April 18th the DEC released the updated set of DEC Recommended Practices. The new set of Recommended Practices is comprised of 66 practices organized in eight topic areas.  Click here to view the new Recommended Practices! 

 

 

 

 2014 Michigan DEC Conference
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