Additional Resources for Families

  • Center for Educational Networking (CEN)

    CEN supports the statewide communication and dissemination efforts of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services and Michigan's Integrated Improvement Initiatives (MI3) system.

    IDEA 2004 Regulations

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA): Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities. 

    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities/NICHCY

    NICHCY is the center that provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.


    Bridges4Kids operates a comprehensive website providing parents, educators, and others the information they need to help children who might be at-risk or have special needs.


    Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

    Procedural Safeguards Available To Parents Of Students With Disabilities

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations.