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Making Access Happen (MAH) Toolkit

Supports, learning modules, and resources 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.

Dual Language Learners

These resources provide information on culturally and linguistically responsive practices, as well as ways to support children who are dual language learners and their families: National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Important to Know: Dual Language Learner Facts, Figures, and Findings The Importance of Home Language Series This series of handouts provides basic information […]

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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.

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

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By: Robin McWilliams 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 […]

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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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The Main Idea: A Better IDEA?

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The new ESSA is only 10 years overdue and the last update of IDEA was in 2004. So the time is past due to update IDEA and one area where an update could help is with LRE and the Continuum of Alternative Services.

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Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank

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The Maryland Hearing Aid Loan Bank was created to provide immediate access to hearing aids to infants, toddlers, and children.

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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.