Current Projects: Early On Single Service Delivery Model

Current Chairperson

Co-Chair: Tami Mannes
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
Director of Early Childhood Services
Address: 13565 Port Sheldon St
Holland, MI 49424
Email:
Phone: 616-738-8940 ext.4133


Current Chairperson

Co-Chair: Paul Dymowski
Allegan Area ESA
Administrator of Special Education, Planner/Monitor
Address: 310 Thomas Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Email:
Phone: 269-512-7762


About

This project will evaluate the use of a single service model for Early On Part C and Early On Michigan Mandatory Special Education. It will encompass a review of eligibility, service implications, and fiscal impacts. Currently, Michigan is the only birth mandate state that has a bifurcated system for Early On Part C eligibility and Michigan Mandatory Special Education eligibility. This was highlighted in the MAASE paper, “Comparing Early Childhood Systems: IDEA Early Intervention Systems in the Birth Mandate States”. The expected outcome of the project is to put forth a recommendation (White Paper) on a single service delivery model for Early On Part C and Early On Michigan Mandatory Special Education taking into account implications for eligibility, services, staff training and credentials, and funding.