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Autism Family Network: Meet-up at Buffalo Wild Wings (Walker) to raise funds, May 7

Join the Autism Family Network for a spring fundraising meet-up at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3050 Alpine Avenue, Walker, on Sunday, May 7.  Present attached certificate and 20-percent of your purchase will be donated to the Autism Family Network. See flier for additional details...

Autism Family Network: Family Fun Bowling, May 20

Hudsonville Lanes BowlingAutism Family Network is hosting a Family Fun Event featuring bowling at Hudsonville Lanes, on Saturday, May 20.  This event is free to attend afor all families affected by Autism and therapists, specialists and teachers who support them.  See attached flier for additional details.  Register to attend here: http://bit.ly/2pXex1I

Autism Awareness Day @ Michigan's Adventure, June 10

Michigan's Adventure theme parkAutism Family Netowrk is hosting Autism Awareness Day at Michigan's Adventure on Saturday, June 10. Tickets are $28/person and friends with autism are free!  Tickets must be ordered online by May 20 using this link: http://bit.ly/2oGW9vJ.  Download attached flier for additional details and contact information.

US Dept of Education updates information regarding protection of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

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About our Special Education Program


The Allendale Public School District provides Early On and Special Education Services to residents of Allendale, Michigan.

Special Education Services are for students from birth to 26 years who have been identified, evaluated and found eligible for programs and/or services under the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education. Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education defines eligibility for special education services within 13 categories of disability.

All elementary, intermediate and secondary schools in Allendale determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability using a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses.

For a copy of the procedures, for identification of students with suspected PDF DocumentSpecific Learning Disabilities.

The Procedural Safeguards Notice document is now available in Arabic and Spanish on the External LinkMichigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education website.    

PDF DocumentParental Notification for Medicaid Billing
This is the notification of your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) regarding Medicaid billing.