S.P.E.A.K.S. Education will provide a united union where students, parents, and educators along with community/professional and consumers will support and provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to children. FAPE allows all Special Education students (ages 0-26 in MI) to fulfill their education goals and be successful in doing so in the community. It is our goal to advocate for special needs children through teaching the educational rights and laws.
S.P.E.A.K.S. Education provides trainings and information and referrals to students, parents, educators and community agencies. S.P.E.A.K.S. Education wishes to build a positive, working atmosphere and relationship for the best interest of the student. S.P.E.A.K.S. also provides parent mentors that are trained to work one on one with the families so they can be educated to advocate for their own child.
On June 14th, SPEAKS Education, in collaboration with Pickford Township, held its first annual Summer fundraiser. Starting at 10 am, doors opened to the public with our crafters and vendors. We had almost 30 different participants, offering everything from purses and jewelry to home baked goods. We even had Tapawingo Farms attend and provide a [...]
Motorcycle show, motorcycle run, crafters, vendors, food concessions, face painting, kids crafts and obstacle course, live band!!! We want you to come and visit us, have fun and enjoy the day. Admission is $1 per person, and all funds raised will benefit children with disabilities in our community. Come check us out!
April 15th– “Extended School Year” with Kelly Orginski from Michigan Alliance for Families, noon to 1pm. This webinar will help parents/staff better understand the purpose of ESY, factors to consider, and ESY as part of the IEP Flyer- http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-IEP-Webinar-Series-Flyer.pdf Regster- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4130208034979021825 April 17th- “Transition and the Law” with Mark McWilliams from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, noon to 1pm. Almost all [...]
As of Friday, November 1st, SPEAKS Education is in a new location- Our new address is 125 Arlington St, Sault Sainte Marie Mi, 49783. ALL of our contact information has stayed the same, including our emails, phone and fax. Thank you to everyone who has helped with the move process, and all of our colleagues, [...]