Autism Alliance of Michigan Celebrates Record-Breaking Education Budget with Critical Special Education Measures – More Work Lies Ahead

The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) applauds the $310 million special education increase in the state’s record-breaking school aid budget. The increase prioritizes equitable education and brings the total special education budget over $2 billion, an important step toward investing in the future of our children and furthering AAoM’s goal to make Michigan a top-10 state as it relates to special education.

“We are pleased with the Fiscal Year 2024 budget that recognizes students with disabilities as whole children, paving the way for appropriation of 100% of the per pupil foundation allowance to districts,” said AAoM President & CEO Colleen Allen. “This gives us the opportunity to address major gaps in our education system and change the trajectory of many students’ lives by providing adequate and equitable funding through our school finance system. We’d like to thank Governor Whitmer and Senator Darrin Camilleri, Chair of the K12 Appropriations Subcommittee for all their hard work to push this funding forward.”