Policy & Regulations

The Part C regulations were released September 28, 2011 (see 76 Federal Register 60140). Readers are reminded that where there is a conflict between the state and federal regulation or when attempting to comply with both federal and state laws would create a conflict, state law (to include policy, procedures, definitions, or methods) should be deemed preempted by federal law. Therefore; federal regulations preempt state policies and guidance, including the Early On Michigan State Plan and Michigan Department of Education Reference Bulletins. Where conflicts do not exist between federal regulations and state publications the state guidance should be followed. Michigan is in the process of reviewing and updating related policy and guidance. Michigan's State Plan can be found by clicking here. Early On reference bulletins are being updated and integrated into the Early On Implementation Manual. Please contact EOT&TA for additional guidance.
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Early Intervention (Early On) Due Process Complaint Procedures

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) procedures regarding early intervention administrative due process hearings.

Early On Michigan State Plan

The Early On Michigan State Plan was approved by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in March 2016.

Early On Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families Rights

Revised in 2018, a complete guide to the procedural safeguards protecting Families' rights in Early OnPart C and Michigan Mandatory Special ... More[+]

Early On Procedural Safeguards Protecting Families' Rights Memo

Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Development and Family Education memo regarding Early On Procedural Safeguards Protecting Fami ... More[+]

IDEA 2004 Part C Statute

The 2004 reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.


IDEA 2006 Part B Regulations
Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations regarding children and youth birth to age twenty-one with special needs.
IDEA 2011 Part C Regulations
Final Part C Regulations printed on September 28, 2011 and effective October 28, 2011.
Maintenance of Effort as Required Under IDEA Memo

The memorandum issued by the Michigan Department of Education in May 2012 detailing the Maintenance of Effort requirements under IDEA for Part C.

Maintenance of Effort Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The frequently asked questions related to maintenance of effort from June 2013.

Maintenance of Effort Process

The process, updated May 2012, for reporting Maintenance of Effort for Early On.

Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)

Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) with Related IDEA Federal Regulations (December 2016)

Michigan FFY18 Part C Application

Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Grant Application for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act submitted on May 4, 2018, by Michigan Department of Education, ... More[+]

Periodic Review and Annual Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Meeting Guidance - REVISED

On September 23, 2016, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Development, sent a memo to the field with a guidance docu ... More[+]

Personnel Standards

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal regulations requires states to have policies and procedures to ensure that qualified personnel are ... More[+]



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