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. Continue Reading Secondary Transition Self-Assessment IEP Rating Tool
Access the PDF resource here. Continue Reading Effective Tool for Co-Developing, Co-Implementing, and Co-Evaluating Secondary Transition Plans
Special education advocates are available for hire to help families navigate IEP meetings and processes. Continue Reading Who Are Special Education Advocates?
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. Continue Reading What Should I Prepare for My Child’s IFSP Meeting?
Empowering teachers, schools, and counties to push the limits of what they think is possible for students is Patti Adkins’ passion. Continue Reading Wicomico County’s Successful Journey to Inclusive Practices in Preschool Classrooms
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. Continue Reading Support Groups for Families
Link to an online course about accessible educational materials. Continue Reading Making Everyday Curriculum Materials Accessible for All Learners
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 Continue Reading Steps to Take After Receiving Your Child’s Evaluation Report
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. Continue Reading How Paraeducators Help Students and Teachers
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… Continue Reading Project SEARCH Debuts on the Eastern Shore