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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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Office of special education updates

Office of Special EducationUPDATES

MAASE

October 9, 2013


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


What s new1
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


What s new3
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


What s new5
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.


What s new7
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:

    • Please contact Jane Reagan at reaganj@michigan.gov

    • This is NOT Medicaid’s policy.


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


What s new11
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


Upcoming learning opportunitie s1
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


Upcoming learning opportunitie s6
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