Mandated Activities Projects (MAPs) System of Support
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE) has developed a system to advance evidence-based practices in the field of education to support students with disabilities. Mandated activities projects (MAPs) are funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA) and address needs identified through federal and/or state mandates, systemic compliance findings, or stakeholder-based concerns. The MAPs system of support includes initiatives designed to work collaboratively to serve Michigan's diverse learners.
Center for Educational Networking
The Center for Educational Networking (CEN) supports the statewide communication and dissemination efforts of the OSE and statewide projects and initiatives funded through OSE. OSE and the statewide improvement initiatives funded through IDEA depend on CEN as a central resource for print and digital communication services. CEN provides services related to Web site development and support, document design and editing, information dissemination, and conference coordination support.
Continuous Improvement & Monitoring Systems (CIMS)
The Continuous Improvement and Monitoring System (CIMS) is the system used by the state to promote positive outcomes and ensure compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education.
CIMS was designed to help locals analyze and interpret data and keep track of all monitoring activities in a single location. CIMS reflects the priorities of the IDEA 2004 and the State Performance Plan (SPP) and is aligned with the School Improvement Framework.
Michigan Alliance for Families
Michigan Alliance for Families and Michigan Alliance - PTI provide information, support, and education to families of children and young adults with disabilities from birth to age 26. Michigan Alliance connects families to resources in their own community. In established geographic areas, the groups also help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. The efforts of Michigan Alliance align with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to help improve results for children with disabilities. Michigan Alliance can assist you in knowing your rights, effectively communicating your child's needs, and advising how to help your child develop and learn.
Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi)
Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSI) is designed to help schools develop schoolwide support systems in reading and behavior. MiBLSi is a Response to Intervention (RtI) model that takes approximately three years to complete.
Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS)
Michigan's Integrated Mathematics Initiative
The overall purpose of Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) is to provide information services, support materials, technical assistance, and training to local and intermediate school districts in Michigan in order to increase the capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities for assistive technology.
assists the state in creating a cohesive and collaborative system of support and professional development among existing mathematics resources. The initiative identifies and promotes factors that facilitate improved outcomes for all students in mathematics.
Michigan Special Education Mediation Program
The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) helps parents, educators, and service providers develop productive relationships for resolving issues in early intervention and special education.
Michigan Transition Outcomes Project
The Michigan Transition Outcomes Project (MI-TOP) facilitates the development of effective systems that support students to achieve postsecondary outcomes, contain measurable student focused planning, student development activities, and continuous family and community involvement. The project supports the implementation of effective transition practices to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary education, employment, and independent living.
Project Find Michigan
Project Find Michigan is a statewide system of service to promote the awareness of special education supports and/or services provided by the public school system.
Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners Initiative
The Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners (RTSL) Initiative hopes to ensure positive outcomes for struggling learners by exploring effective secondary school practices and their impact on ALL students.
Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START)
The STatewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project is committed to creating a sustainable structure of support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders within each region of Michigan by provide training and technical assistance to educators and families that support students on the autism spectrum.