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Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

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Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a grassroots movement driven by Maryland families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public and non-public schools.

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The Main Idea: Special Education Teacher Shortages

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The special education teacher shortage existed well before this and continues to this day. As any special education administrator can tell you, having to hire and place unprepared and qualified personnel in schools is likely to cause harm to the special education students these personnel serve.

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MAH: Toolkit Launch Webinar

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The Making Access Happen Toolkit, a repository of resources and learning modules, is designed to provide a personalized, interactive learning experience for practitioners, providers and families in the support of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

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The Week of the Young Child

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The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) website for more information

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The Main Idea

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What does “I am a professional” mean and why is it important? Over the years as a professional special educator, I came to appreciate the critical significance of developing strong diverse career-oriented special educators grounded in professionalism, and the belief that the quality of a child’s learning depends most heavily on the professionalism of the […]

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Get to Know – Rocco Aiello

Rocco Aiello, Coordinator for Adapted Physical Education and Corollary Sports, St. Mary’s County Public Schools.

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Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that every state establish and maintain an advisory panel to advise the state’s Department of Education regarding the education of children with disabilities. The Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC), serves as the advisory panel to the Assistant State Superintendent of the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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About Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), requires that a written plan must specify how special education, related services, and support will be provided to a student eligible to receive those services. That written plan is called an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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Special Olympics: Offering Athletic Opportunities for Every Person with a Disability

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As my son grows up, I seem to be having more and more “proud mama” moments. (or maybe I am just noticing them more because of my social media posts!)  His most recent accomplishment was participating in the “Cool Schools Plunge” with a team from his middle school.  He was so excited to be able […]