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Ottawa Area ISD presents: Parent-to-Parent Meeting about Special Education IEPs, March 23

Ottawa Area Independent School District (OAISD) Learn, Serve, LeadThe Ottawa Area ISD is hosting a Parent-to-Parent Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, March 23 for parents of Special Education students.  The topic for this meeting is "Including Everyone's Perspective: Looking at the IEP Implementation Through Various Lenses."  This panel presentation will examine how the IEP process is viewed by the various participants, including parents and professionals, to enable better collaboration for the benefit of the student.  The meeting will be held at the OAISD Educational Services Building, 13656 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI 49424.  For additional information, please contact Margie Broussard at 616-283-1537.

Autism Family Network: Family Fun at Chuck E Cheese, Mar. 3

What could possibly be more fun than meeting up with a bunch of AFN families for a night at Chuck E Cheese on Alpine? Join us on Friday, March 3 from 6 - 9 pm.  Each AFN family who registers will receive 30 free tokens from AFN. If you decide to purchase food, the restaurant will give you 10 additional tokens, plus 15% of all sales will benefit AFN.  Freel free to invite family and friends. Register online here.

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 LinkMicihigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education website.