The following are some important documents that you may find useful while navigating the world of Special Education. Should you need a hard copy of the document please contact your local school district or Ingham ISD.

PDF DocumentGuide to Special Education

Ingham ISD Plan for Delivery of Special Education Programs and Services: Contact Student Support Services or call 517.244.1298 for this information.

External LinkDispute Resolution Options

External LinkMichigan Administrative Rules for Special Education

External LinkProcedural Safeguards Notice

MDE Family Matters Fact Sheets

All MDE Family Matters Fact Sheets are available in English, Arabic and Spanish. The fact sheets explain special education laws and practices. The documents are easy to read and give links to more in-depth resources. Family Matters fact sheets are intended to enhance public understanding of Michigan's special education system and are not a substitute for official laws and regulations.

ACCOMMODATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, PRACTICES, AND SUPPORTS
 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
  • Finishing High School: Certificate of Completion vs. Diploma
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
  • Personal Curriculum (PC)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at Home
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at School
EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, PLACEMENT, AND SETTINGS
 
  • Charter Schools (Public School Academies)
  • Educational Teams and Roles
  • Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
  • Initial Evaluation for Special Education
  • Nonpublic and Home Schools
  • Transition: Age of Majority Consideration
  • Transition Planning: Considerations for Students with Disabilities and Families
EDUCATIONAL LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICES
 
  • Educational Development Plan
  • Educational Placement and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Privacy and Access to Records
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Seclusion and Restraint
FAMILY SUPPORT AND GENERAL RESOURCES
 
  • Advocating for Your Child
  • Communicating for Student Success
  • Facilitated Special Education Meetings (NEW)
  • Mediation
  • Navigating Extended Time Away From School
  • Parent Advisory Committees (PAC)
  • Special Education Problem Solving
  • Special Education Process