Screenshot from the TAB bulletin

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. Continue Reading Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Secondary Transition Family Survey

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with The Parents’ Place of Maryland, wants to hear your opinions and experiences about transitioning students with disabilities from school. Please take a moment to share your thoughts before August 17. Take the Survey

Marcella E. Franczkowski with Governor Larry Hogan at the announcement of the Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities

University of Maryland Announces ‘Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities’

The Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities will foster partnerships among university faculty and local, state, and national agencies and organizations to promote research, improvements in practice, and supportive governmental policies that advance workforce readiness for youth with disabilities. Continue Reading University of Maryland Announces ‘Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities’

Incorporating Sensory Activities into Recess Time

Many children would describe recess as their favorite part of the school day, and its importance is being recognized across the nation. Recess offers children a number of physical, social and cognitive-behavioral benefits and is widely supported by several children’s health and education associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics. After years of dismal stories… Continue Reading Incorporating Sensory Activities into Recess Time

Universal Design for Learning Puppet

The “You” in UDL

Watch the Universal Dancers for Learning as they sing and dance their way to showing how UDL can work in your classroom.   Universal Design for Learning is all about flexibility and giving teachers and students lots of options. The more on ramps there are to a highway, the more likely everyone will be able… Continue Reading The “You” in UDL

Self-Determination Assessments Secondary Transition. A teenage girl riding a bus wears headphones and looks at her cellphone, smiling.

Secondary Transition Toolkit: Self-Determination Assessments

Self-Determination Assessments help your students prepare to be self-advocates by identifying how self-determined they are and identify ways to become more self-determined. We encourage you to use these assessments as well as transition assessments from other sources to gather and organize information on your students in order to prepare them for a seamless transition from… Continue Reading Secondary Transition Toolkit: Self-Determination Assessments

A screenshot of the second page of the UDL DIY Activity.

UDL DIY Activity

This DIY activity allows educators to explore CAST’s UDL Guidelines through an easily assembled wheel. Simply print the PDF, cut out both layers of the template, and attach as shown with a round safety pin. Continue Reading UDL DIY Activity