About MITTIN


What is MITTIN?

MITTIN – MIchigan Transition To INdependence is a dynamic collection of modules and curricular resources which foster the development of independent living skills in the home and community. Designed to support special education transition-related instruction, these resources are free and available for all parents, schools, educators and learners in Michigan. MITTIN is a partnership of the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE), Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC), Great Lakes Reality Labs (GLRL) and Public Policy Associates (PPA).

 

Benefits of MITTIN
The many benefits of using MITTIN instructional resources include:

  • Supporting learners in need of more instructional time;
  • Preparing learners that may not have as much access to the community to learn and practice transition skills;
  • Creating connections between community experiences and the classroom to increase generalization of transition skills; and
  • Scaffolding tasks from guided to independent practice to promote safety in the home and community.

 

What Can Learners Experience?

MITTIN brings real-life experiences to learners who are working to achieve transition-related goals. The resources provide learners the ability to practice independent living skills with varying levels of complexity. Currently there are 11 modules which support the development of safety and independence in the home and community. These skills may be used individually or as proficiency develops, modules can be sequenced to create more complicated, interconnected tasks.

 

 

Strategic Plan

Leadership Structure

Research & Evaluation


MITTIN Committee

Derek Cooley
Derek Cooley
Director of Special Education Godwin Heights Public Schools (616)252-2090
Tina M Lawson
Tina M Lawson
Director of Special Education Berrien RESA (269)473-2600
Lois Vaughan-Hussain
Lois Vaughan-Hussain
Special Education Consultant (313)680-4393
Tiffany Wright
Tiffany Wright
SE Director Waverly Community Schools (269)744-7585
Sarah Winslow
Sarah Winslow
Statewide Director, Project SEARCH Ingham ISD (517)402-2608
Dave Manson
Dave Manson
Superintendent
Pam Cunningham
Pam Cunningham
Assistive Technology Consultant
Cora Heyboer
Cora Heyboer
Transitions Coordinator/Ast. Program Supervisor
Suzanna Ruskusky
Suzanna Ruskusky
AAC Consultant

MITTIN Leadership Team

Abby Cypher
Abby Cypher
Executive Director MAASE (810)358-7090
Ann Walton
Ann Walton
Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC)
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn
Public Policy Associates (PPA)
Karen Hairston
Karen Hairston
MDE-OSE MDE-OSE

MITTIN Staff

Kristine Gullen
Kristine Gullen
Project Manager MAASE
Project Manager
Lindsey Zeller
Lindsey Zeller
Manager of Membership & Marketing MAASE
Manager of Membership and Marketing
Antonio Rodriguez
Antonio Rodriguez
Director of Business and Operations MAASE
Director of Business and Operations

MITTIN Partnerships

Michigan Council for Exceptional Children
Michigan Council for Exceptional Children
United States 2695585012
Public Policy Associates
Public Policy Associates
Great Lakes Reality Labs
Great Lakes Reality Labs
MAASE
MAASE