Project Find Snapshot, Feb. 2009


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Project Find Snapshot, Feb. 2009

  1. 1. Project Find Michigan Project Snapshot Project Mission Project Description Project Find Michigan helps Project Find Michigan conducts continuous public awareness and referral individuals, parents, and activities designed to locate, identify, and refer, as early as possible, all those who work with families children, youth, and young adults with disabilities who may be eligible for (known as primary referral special education services through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for sources) to connect with Special Education (MARSE) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education special educational services if Act (IDEA) Part B. In Michigan, eligible children, youth, and young adults needed. may receive special education services from birth to age 26. Project Goals Project Structure Project Find Michigan provides Project Find Michigan is located in the Office of Innovative Projects at outreach to locate, identify, Clinton County Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) in DeWitt. and evaluate children and Stakeholders include Project Find Coordinators at intermediate school youth from birth to 26 who districts (ISDs), parents, primary referral sources, and agency partners such may be eligible for special as the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Department of education services. To reach Human Services. eligible children, and fulfill regulatory requirements, Project Find Michigan provides: Project Find Michigan targets specific audiences, including • An 800 statewide toll-free line for referrals (800-252-0052). the homeless, migrants, wards of the court, those • Printing and dissemination of Project Find materials in collaboration with advancing from grade to the Center for Educational Networking (CEN). grade who may have a suspected disability, high • Statewide Child Find Coordinator meetings. school drop outs, Native Americans, as well as primary • A traveling display board for outreach at targeted conferences. referral sources. • In-service workshops to primary referral sources. • Statewide targeted media campaigns utilizing marketing strategies such as advertisement, billboards, and radio public service announcements. • A Web presence at 23 Project Find Michigan
  2. 2. State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators Project Find Michigan Addressed by Project 13109 Schavey Rd., Ste. 4 Project Find Michigan directly addresses/impacts DeWitt, MI 48820 the following SPP indicators: Phone: (517) 668-0185 or (800) 252-0052 Fax: (517) 668-0446 • Disproportionate Representation in Special Education and Related Services (#9) • Part B Child Find (#11) Staff Directory Project Find Michigan indirectly addresses/impacts the following SPP indicator: Christine Callahan, Director of Innovative Projects (517) 668-0185 ext. 504 • Dropout Rates (#2) Michigan’s complete SPP can be viewed and Victoria Meeder, Marketing/Public Awareness downloaded at Supervisor (517) 668-0185 ext. 515 Jeanne Heckman, Secretary (517) 668-0185 ext. 516 For a list of Project Find/Part B Child Find Coordinators throughout the state, visit Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services 24 Project Find Michigan