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Office of Special Education UPDATES. MAASE October 9, 2013. WHAT’s NEW? . Accountability/State Assessments 2012-2013 MARSE rule set 2012-106 ED has been enacted. MARSE took effect September 26, 2013 MARSE is available on the Office of Regulatory Reform website

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what s new
WHAT’s NEW?

Accountability/State Assessments

  • 2012-2013 MARSE rule set 2012-106 ED has been enacted.
      • MARSE took effect September 26, 2013
      • MARSE is available on the Office of Regulatory Reform website
      • OSE will be updating website and documents soon
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WHAT’s NEW?

Data Collection

  • Annual data memo was released on September 30 –provides information on new data collection characteristics and common data reporting problems
  • New Characteristic is the Date of Initial IEP
    • The date that anew IEP is completed AND offer of FAPE is made.
what s new2
WHAT’s NEW?

Data Collection

  • Upcoming Deadlines:
    • October 25 – BAA “As of” fall assessments
    • November 6 – Fall 2013 General Collection submission deadline
    • November 13 – Fall 2013 General and Early Childhood Collection certification deadline
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WHAT’s NEW?

Monitoring

  • August 15 Workbook
      • 843 locals acknowledged their reports
      • 8 locals still have not acknowledged their reports
what s new4
WHAT’s NEW?

Monitoring

  • Fall Monitoring Cycle
      • 38 on-site monitoring visits
      • 7 districts will participate in desk audits which are to be completed by October 25
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WHAT’s NEW?

Monitoring

  • OSE Monitoring and Technical Assistance Team conducted many trainings in preparation for and in assisting with the implementation of Fall 2013 Monitoring
    • Trainings were held throughout August and September.
what s new6
WHAT’s NEW?

Medicaid

  • The National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) Annual Conference currently being held in Grand Rapids.
    • The number of registrants has broken records!
    • Jane Reagan from OSE thanks everyone for their strong support.
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WHAT’s NEW?

Medicaid

  • The Michigan Medicaid School Based Services program has been chosen to be audited by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
      • The audit will be the Michigan Medicaid Program, not individual schools
      • Dates for audit are not available
      • The quarter being audited or the scope of the audit has not been determined
what s new8
WHAT’s NEW?

Medicaid

  • Medicaid School Based Services Implementers Meetings at Ingham ISD:
      • November 12, 2013
      • March 11, 2014
      • May 20, 2014
      • All meetings are scheduled from 1:00-3:00
      • Phone and web access are both available
what s new9
WHAT’s NEW?

Medicaid

  • If you have issues with a Medicaid provider/physician’s office/health plan/clinic that denies a family services and sends them to school for therapies:
what s new10
WHAT’s NEW?

Michigan Special Education Reference (MI-SER)

  • Updates to the database:
  • Focus Monitoring Activities
  • OSEP Policy Letters
  • CEIS-MOE January 30, 2013
  • Parentally-placed private school children February 4, 2013
  • RTI March 7, 2013

MI-SER

  • Resolution Sessions March 27, 2013
  • Functional Behavior Assessment April 2, 2013
  • Natural Environments April 18, 2013
  • FERPA May 8, 2013
  • Parent Participation IEP Meetings May 21, 2013
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WHAT’s NEW?

Early Childhood

  • Early On audits begin in October
  • Questions should be directed to your Early On consultant.
upcoming learning opportunitie s
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • MDE-LIO is partnering to provide statewide professional development for teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    • University of Michigan – Sound Support Workshops
      • 6 sessions December 2013 – May 2014
      • Topics: Troubleshooting New Technology, Bilateral Cochlear Implants, Outcomes of Students with CI’s, Audiological Management of Unilateral Losses, Programming CI’s and What to do with Babies.
      • For more information http://mde-lio.cenmi.org
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UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    • University of Nebraska – Boys Town – Educational Interpreter (EIPA) Video Conferences
      • October, December, 2013 & February, April 2014
      • Offered at 6 sites
        • Lansing Community College
        • Madonna, Delta School Craft
        • Kalamazoo RESA
        • Bay Arenac ISD
        • Gratiot-Isabella
        • Northview
    • Sign up at these locations!
upcoming learning opportunitie s2
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
    • New EIPA test dates for interpreters: Oct. 2013 to Sept. 2014 http://mde-lio.cenmi.org
    • SLPI (Sign Language Proficiency Interviews) for students or staff: schedule an assessment at http://mde-lio.cenmi.org
    • MDE-LIO EduBlog Launch
    • MDE-LIO Launch of the DHH Assessment Grid, Transition and Early Childhood Guidelines http://mde-lio.cenmi.org
upcoming learning opportunitie s3
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Blind and Visually Impaired
    • LIO is currently forming Regional On-Demand Braille Classes for teachers, paras, families and others
      • Jackson County
      • Macomb County
      • Washtenaw County
      • Clare County
      • Detroit
      • More information can be found at http://mde-lio.cenmi.org/Services/ClassesandWorkshops.aspx
upcoming learning opportunitie s4
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Blind and Visually Impaired
    • On-Demand Technology Classes
      • Beginner Apple Products Workshop – October 25, 2013 in the Marquette area
      • Teaching Internet Explorer Using JAWS Class – November 21-22, 2013 in Ottawa County
      • Basic BrailleNote Class (TBA) – in Muskegon area
      • Information for these classes can be found at: http://mde-lio.cenmi.org/Services/ClassesandWorkshops.aspx
upcoming learning opportunitie s5
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Early On and Early Childhood Special Education
    • 2013 Early On Conference, “The Art of Early Intervention: Add Color to your Canvas”
      • November 13-15, 2013
      • Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan
      • Information can be found at http://eotta.ccresa.org
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UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Early On and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Face-to-face trainings scheduled for Child Outcomes 0-5 Training: Early On and Preschool Special Education
      • Additional information and registration http://eotta.ccresa.org
    • Online Preschool Child Outcome training available
      • http://www.eotta.ccresa.org/Training.php?Cat=21
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