Tip #26: Parents: You have a voice and a critical decision-making role throughout the whole special education process. You know your child best–be sure to ask questions and never stop advocating for your child in a professional, productive way. Continue Reading Infographic: Advocating for Your Child
Special education advocates are available for hire to help families navigate IEP meetings and processes. Continue Reading Who Are Special Education Advocates?
A student’s success could come down to something as simple as his or her class schedule. This video describes how to put students with special needs first when creating class schedules to create a productive and successful day for all students.
Hear from teachers about the value of having a co-teacher, and how to ensure your relationship with each other and the students is a successful one.
Watch this video to learn more about the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN). Continue Reading Video: The Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN)
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
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