The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, under the leadership of Marcella E. Franczkowski, recently hosted “Everyone Has Something to ADD!” with national expert Dr. Jenny Root. After the conference, Nancy Schmitt interviewed Dr. Root to explore the central themes of her presentation.
There are often misconceptions regarding what Adapted Physical Education (APE) is, what students are eligible to receive it, and who can deliver it. Test your knowledge of APE by taking this quiz
This webinar and Draft Personnel Standards Guide take a closer look at the new Personnel Standards for Maryland’s Early Childhood Intervention Education System. These standards are part of the State’s revised comprehensive system of personnel development to ensure a consistent base of knowledge by establishing a universal onboarding/orientation process along with an ongoing training plan […]
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.