Support Groups for Families

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.

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Steps to Take After Receiving Your Child’s Evaluation Report

Review any recommendations made in the evaluation reports. This information can give you an idea of the goals and objectives to address and to spark questions. Feel free to ask questions about why a recommendation may not be incorporated into a goal or objective

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How Paraeducators Help Students and Teachers

A paraeducator’s role in the classroom typically involves providing extra support during a teacher’s instruction to allow students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to participate in general education lessons.

Marcella Franczkowski and other officials at the Project SEARCH kickoff event at Atlantic Hospital

Project SEARCH Debuts on the Eastern Shore

This story was adapted from a story on the WMDT website. Five local students will intern at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland this year as part of Project SEARCH. Officials from the Maryland State Department of Education attended the kickoff event for the students at the hospital. Project SEARCH helps students with disabilities transition […]

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Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The April 2018 Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB), Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, is now available from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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Specially Designed Instruction

Specially designed instruction, defined by IDEA as “adaptations to the content, method, or delivery of instruction,” is the foundation of special education.