Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

The world of early intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Physical therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) are rethinking the focus of visits with families and caregivers who have an infant, toddler or preschooler with a developmental delay or disability. 

Family Engagement Summit Registration Open!

Gain access to the resources, tools, and support services offered to early care and education providers, families, and communities based on the goals included in Maryland’s Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework.

Marcella E. Franczkowski Receives the 2017 Hero Award from the Harbour School

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, was honored by the Harbour School, a private school individualized education services for students with disabilities ages 6-21, grades one through twelve.

Incorporating Sensory Activities into Recess Time

After years of stories involving recess and physical education being cut from school schedules, some districts, including Maryland’s Washington County, are returning recess as a standard part of the school day.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

This May is Mental Health Month; Maryland Learning Links is raising awareness of Risky Business (#riskybusiness). The campaign is meant to
educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern understand that some behaviors and habits can be detrimental to
recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of.