Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education

MAASE is a statewide professional educational organization affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. MAASE members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society.

Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. Special education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education.

The Mission of MAASE is to provide leadership for the development and implementation of quality programs and services for students with disabilities within the total education community.

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Four Focus Areas

President's Corner

MAASE President Andrew Claes
Andrew Claes

October 5, 2017

The beginning of a school year is always an exciting time.  The energy and frenetic pace that occurs with the arrival of new students, teachers, and staff, makes for some busy and fun filled days.  Hopefully, students and teachers are  starting to settle into the routines of the classroom.  Many within the MAASE membership have been busy coordinating effort to advance the goals within the various committee, CoP, and project groups.  Because of your support, MAASE continues to be an active and engaged organization promoting special education, despite the many challenges.

At the MAASE summer retreat, board members and committee chairs met to define the goals for the upcoming year.  As a result, the leadership team defined activities to improve communication, advance the four focus areas, engage our newest members, and support new administrators.   Many within our organization have been busy developing professional learning opportunities, defining communication protocols,  reaching out to new members, interacting with our legislators, creating support sessions, and a host of other activities.  Those among the leadership team, committee chairs, and board members are focused on ensuring that we are a benefit to our members and a relevant voice for special education, both at the state and federal level.  We look forward to a productive, successful year and invite all of our members to participate, and most importantly to become actively engaged.


We hope that you take full advantage of the services and membership benefits provided by MAASE, CASE and MCEC.  

  • CASE
  • Idea Partnership
  • Michigan Special Education Reference
  • Special Ed Connection
  • Idea Partnership