Project Find Michigan
www.michigan.gov/ose-eis 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.
• 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 www.ProjectFindMichigan.org.
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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 www.projectfindmichigan.org
Education and Related Services (#9)
• Part B Child Find (#11)
Project Find Michigan indirectly addresses/impacts
the following SPP indicator: Christine Callahan, Director of Innovative Projects
(517) 668-0185 ext. 504
• Dropout Rates (#2) firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan’s complete SPP can be viewed and Victoria Meeder, Marketing/Public Awareness
downloaded at www.michigan.gov/ose-eis. 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
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