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Policy & Advocacy

Get Involved and Take Action!
Your advocacy and quick response make all the difference in our work to protect special education funding to benefit all of America’s children and youth with disabilities. Get involved and take action!

We support National DCD positions.
CEC Professional Policies and Positions:
https://www.cec.sped.org/Policy-and-Advocacy/CEC-Professional-Policies
http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdd/policyadvocacy/positionpapers

Critical Shortage MiDCDD Position Statement (January 24, 2019)
School professionals at critical shortage levels, state supports currently available, and additional supports for their local districts/counties to consider in the future.
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House Bill 4440 (active 09/25/2018)
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MiDCDD House Bills 5158 / 5159 Proposed Considerations (December 2017)
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House Bill 5158(Active until December 31, 2018)
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-5158.pdf

House Bill 5159(Active until December 31, 2018)
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-5159.pdf

Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
November 7, 2017 - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that visual and hearing-impaired students receive the best possible education. https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senators-markey-and-capito-introduce-legislation-to-improve-educational-opportunities-for-visual-and-hearing-impaired-students

Special Education Teacher Evaluations
https://www.cec.sped.org/Policy-and-Advocacy/Current-Sped-Gifted-Issues/ESEA

Find your local, state, and national elected officials!
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Find your local, state, and national elected officials!
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