Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education

MAASE is a statewide professional educational organization affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. MAASE members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society.

Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. Special education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education.

The Mission of MAASE is to provide leadership for the development and implementation of quality programs and services for students with disabilities within the total education community.

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Four Focus Areas

President's Corner

MAASE President Brenda Tarsa
Brenda Tarsa

March 1, 2019

"Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice."   -Shawn Johnson, gymnast

Having a major life event can offer clarity into one’s priorities. This January, I experienced one such major life event with the passing of my Grandmother. My Grandmother emanated kindness, loved children and possessed a gentle nature which people often gravitated toward. In addition to those gentle qualities, my Grandmother had one of the strongest constitutions that I have ever known. Her strength was exhibited ... More[+]

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