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    • A teenage girl sits with two adults, looking over documents and writing on them. IFSP and IEP Meetings

      52 Tips for Successful IFSP and IEP Meetings

      Maryland Learning Links has compiled 52 tips to help families and service providers alike hold successful and smooth IFSP and IEP meetings. One tip each week will be shared on the Maryland Learning Links Facebook…

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    • a young African American girl sits on a rug with a book in her lap. her eyes are closed, she is touching the book and reading through Braille

      Accessible Education Materials

      Ensuring that all students have appropriate Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) is essential to creating an equitable learning environment in which all students can progress towards high standards.

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    • Young girl with down syndrome, looking toward the camera and smiling, engages in class with a puzzle toy.

      Early Childhood Resources

        Are you an early childhood professional in the state of Maryland? Access even more materials and forums related to the 2017 Professional Learning Opportunities in the Early Childhood PLO Resources community group.

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    • making access happen. A young boy with an intellectual disability sits at a table and works on fine motor exercises. Another toy in a black shirt sits behind him.

      Making Access Happen

      The Making Access Happen (MAH) program works to increase the participation of 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities in public and private community-based early learning programs.

    • Wheelchairs are an example of assistive technology.

      Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN)

      The Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) connects educators, families, and leaders interested in the effective use of assistive, accessible, and everyday technology to benefit diverse learners and individuals with a variety of needs.

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    • Secondary Transition Toolkit. A teenage girl in a wheelchair works at a desk with a male adult helping her.

      Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit

      The Maryland Secondary Transition Assessment Toolkit contains resources and assessment tools to use with students for transition planning.

    • An African American teacher provides specially designed instruction to a student sitting at a desk in a diverse classroom

      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.

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    • Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

      What’s Happening: News & Events from the DEISES

      Find out the latest happenings from Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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