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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.

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Online IEP Learning Modules

These modules integrate evidence-informed content with technology to provide an interactive experience for adult learners. Participants will learn new information, apply their learning, and finally assess their understanding through the unique features of the modules.

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 […]

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Quick Check: Developmental Stages of Reading

Use this checklist to assess what stage of reading development a student has achieved based upon the skills they presently possess. This assessment can assist you in identifying what they should work on to advance to the next stage.

Preschool Special Education/Part B-619 Eligibility

Children ages 3 through 5 who have a disability as defined by one of the categories listed below are eligible for preschool services provided through the local school system. In some local school systems preschool children may also be eligible if they meet the criteria of Developmental Delay. In Maryland, the categories of disability include: […]

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ever try to reason with a toddler in the middle of a full-blown tantrum? What you quickly realize is that not only are they super loud but bribing, pleading, threatening “time outs” and raising your voice are all useless acts of desperation. The most effective approach is to get down to eye level and talk […]

Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Abila Tazanu M.D. has a unique perspective on the daily challenges and long term triumphs of all parents with kids on the autism spectrum. It is an insider view that she is using to change the way children with developmental disabilities are screened. Her passion makes sense. Doctor Tazanu is not only one of Prince […]

Learning Links Profile: Naomi Youngren

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Naomi Youngren discovered she was unique at a pretty young age. While many of her peers had only vague ideas of what their future would look like, Naomi was determined to work in Special Education. After college, a chance to work in Germany with the Department of Defense deepened her […]