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Survey Results Now Available: Maryland Report on Part B Indicator 8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services obtained this information through two surveys administered by ICF International, and the results report is now available. Continue Reading Survey Results Now Available: Maryland Report on Part B Indicator 8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

508 compliance refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all federal agencies “when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.” For… Continue Reading Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

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A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

With the arrival of winter, the cold, snowy, and icy weather can provide challenges for people in wheelchairs or those with different abilities. However, there are still ways for the entire family to stay safe and have fun during December and throughout the winter. Here are a few ways to ensure mobility devices are prepared… Continue Reading A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County

Anna Curtis had a small blue puzzle piece with a tiny heart cut out tattooed on the top of her right foot three years ago to serve as a both a reminder and a conversation starter about her life’s passion. She inked her commitment to autism awareness during her second year of graduate studies in autism at Towson University. But Anna did more than get the degree and tattoo while at Towson. She started a small nonprofit called Independent of Autism. Continue Reading Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County