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.

Mission Statement

SPEAKS Education’s mission is to collaborate with families of children with disabilities and provide them with the knowledge and skills to ensure that their children’s rights are protected under federal and State laws, regulations. We provide services to families with children having disabilities ages 0 – 26 years of age.

Chistmas Party

It is with disappointment that the SPEAKS Education board had to cancel the annual Christmas party this year. The lack of donations and funding is why thwy made this decision. The board has decided to do some type of Family Fun Day in mid February with donation money and fund raising opportunities in the near [...]

Equality Must Be Provided.

Very important and informative read for our Native friends, for EVERYONE!!! http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/04/too-many-native-kids-dumped-special-ed-163995

Getting Ready for the Age of Majority– Webinar from PACER Center

Summary: Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. At this time, they gain the rights of adults, which include the right to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions for themselves, sign contracts, live independently, and much more. In most states the age of majority is age [...]