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What Should I Prepare for My Child’s IFSP Meeting?

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.

Support Groups for Families

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.

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Requesting an Evaluation for Special Education Services for Your Child

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.

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52 Tips for Successful IFSP and IEP Meetings

Maryland Learning Links has compiled 52 tips to help families and service providers alike hold successful and smooth IFSP and IEP meetings. One tip each week will be shared on the Maryland Learning Links Facebook and Twitter pages, and the tips will also be listed below throughout the year for your reference.

Top 5 Questions to Ask an OT

Occupational therapists’ have a unique skill set to provide support and enhance your child’s participation in school. Their ideas can be applied at home to help with homework, self-care and other daily routines.

Routines-Based Model: Parent Failings Don’t Exist; Only Professional Ones

By: Robin McWilliam Readers will scoff at the idea that adult family members with whom we work have no faults. I agree that most humans—in fact, those I appreciate the most—are flawed. But this way of thinking about parents—that they don’t have failings—the failings are ours—is a helpful one in early intervention for children with […]