Special education advocates are available for hire to help families navigate IEP meetings and processes. Continue Reading Who Are Special Education Advocates?
Learn about the special education process and your role as a parent in this process.
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?
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
One way a child’s teacher can help families feel more at ease and make the first IEP meeting as successful as possible is to provide families with a handout that defines IEP terminology and acronyms. Continue Reading Defining IEP Terminology: A Handout for Families
If you wish to request an evaluation for your child, you must send a written request to the child’s principal or local special education administrator. If you need assistance writing a request for evaluation for your child, Maryland Learning Links has drafted a template for your reference. Continue Reading Requesting an Evaluation for Special Education Services for Your Child
Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services at the Maryland State Department of Education, presented the opening guest speech at Garrett County Public Schools’ third annual “We C.A.R.E” event on April 5. Continue Reading Garrett County’s We C.A.R.E. Event – April 5, 2018
Educators across the State recognize that creating opportunities for parent involvement and engagement has a direct impact
on achieving better outcomes for students. Your feedback may help your child’s school understand how its teachers and staff may better support your family. Continue Reading Take the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey 2018
At this year’s Family Engagement Summit, Maryland educators and child care professionals learned about the importance of supporting families and their children’s education from a young age, especially with the increased use of technology and changing dynamics of families. Continue Reading Family Engagement Summit Encourages Educators, Parents to Partner Together