Mary VanderMolen, Director

231-780-4751, Ext. 8217



Mona Shores Public Schools is proud of the programs and services that are provided to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Parents are important members of the educational  team that helps to determine the appropriate programs and services for their student. Mona Shores has developed a handbook as a resource to help you, as a parent, enter into a partnership by providing information and answers regarding special education programs and services.

Rules and guidelines for special education are not constant. The handbook serves as a tool to provide basic information and assist you in understanding the programs and academic supports within the district. Parents will have additional information available at meetings, conferences and in the Procedural Safeguards offered  at all special education meetings.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.



Mary VanderMolen, Director


Parent Resources

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Information

Mona Shores Special Education Parent Handbook

Community Mental Health

National Association of Physically Handicapped

Disability Awareness Center for Independent Living 

Acronyms & Definitions

Bridges Program


Down Syndrome Association

Special Education Revised Rules & Regulations

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.

Michigan Early-On Program  

Child Find Program

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Autism Society of America

Michigan Services for Children & Youth Who Are Deaf and Blind

Speech Milestones

No More Sidelines

Teacher Resources


Staff Manual

MI State Curriculum Office

Differentiated Instruction Resources

RtI - Response to Intervention

Sp/OT/SW Consult Request Form

Internal Forms available on local shared drive

MAISD forms/METS/eligibility criteria


Special Education Programs & Academic Support

Special Education Services


Assistive Technology