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State Says EGRPS Doesn’t Need to Follow Michigan Criteria for Identifying Learning Disabilities

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The Michigan Office of Special Education says school districts don’t need to follow the Michigan Criteria for identification of learning disabilities. The MI-OSE used this surprising statement to dismiss State Complaint allegations against EGRPS.

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New Website for Michigan Special Education Complaints

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The State recently launched a new website for Michigan Special Education Complaints. You’ll be able to view actual complaints against school districts and other agencies. Within each of those complaints, you can review the alleged violations, findings of fact by the State and the respective ISD investigator, and the conclusion of the investigators. In reviewing special education complaints, you may find areas in which your school district has violated federal laws and state rules regarding your child.

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Feds Step up Efforts to Ensure School Districts Comply with New Rules

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in News | 1 comment

Earlier this year, officials at the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights sent a letter to school districts and state education leaders clearly spelling out the obligations schools have under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The Amendments Act revises the definition of “disability” to more broadly encompass impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. A student whom a school district did not believe had a disability, and therefore did not receive, as described in the Section 504 regulation, special education or related services before passage of the Amendments Act, must now be considered under these new legal standards. If you believe your child has a disability and has been denied special education services or Section 504 services and it has been more than one year since your child was evaluated for and denied special education services, you can and should request another evaluation.

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New Mandated Insurance Coverage for ASD Kids

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in News | 0 comments

In October, the Autism Coverage Reimbursement Act went into effect in Michigan for children under age 19. As the result of this legislation, if you have an child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and have medical insurance, you may have significantly expanded covered services available to you, as well as lower costs for new and previously covered services.

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