An unusually rainy, windy January day did nothing to deter young Polar Plunge-goers at the 2019 Maryland State Police Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. On Thursday, January 24th, students from across Maryland braved the cold Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Assistant State Superintendent Marcella […]
Tip #26: Parents: You have a voice and a critical decision-making role throughout the whole special education process. You know your child best–be sure to ask questions and never stop advocating for your child in a professional, productive way.
While secondary transition must be incorporated into a child’s IEP when he or she turns 14, planning for transition should begin much earlier.
Helps local school systems and public agencies examine the extent to which IEPs are both compliant and reflect best practices for children with disabilities and their families.
Access the PDF resource here.
Special education advocates are available for hire to help families navigate IEP meetings and processes.
Make the most of your annual IFSP meeting. Be ready to discuss your family’s everyday routines and activities, how your child and your family function within those routines and activities, and your concerns and priorities.
Empowering teachers, schools, and counties to push the limits of what they think is possible for students is Patti Adkins’ passion.
After reviewing your Prior Written Notice or other documents, call the Parents’ Place of Maryland or your Local Family Support Coordinator with any questions. Ask about language you don’t understand and discuss different options. They can help prepare you for upcoming meetings.
Link to an online course about accessible educational materials.