Get to Know – Rocco Aiello

Rocco Aiello, Coordinator for Adapted Physical Education and Corollary Sports, St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Talk to Rocco Aiello about his amazing journey as an Adapted Physical Education teacher and you soon discover that he is all about inspiration. In fact, Aiello is either inspiring children with disabilities to discover the joys and benefits of […]

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.

special education advocates

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Sharon, a member of the Developmental Disabilities Council for nine years, says that her work on the Council has helped her learn about all the possibilities and positive things in the disability world.


26th Anniversary ADA Celebration a Success

With over 300 attendees from across Maryland, Intersect exceeded expectations as a day for community learning and idea sharing for the residents of our state.

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 […]

Rebecca Reinz

Rebecca Reinz — Pathfinders for Autism

Not all teenagers are problems. Now celebrating their 15th year, Pathfinders for Autism is a teenager that continues to be a kind, reliable, and comprehensive guiding voice for individuals, parents, and professionals navigating the challenges of autism spectrum disorders. Learning Links had the chance to sit down with Pathfinder’ executive director, Rebecca Rienz and get […]

Josie Thomas

Learning Links Profile: Josie Thomas

In an age where directions and maps appear instantly on your phone it seems impossible to ever feel lost. Not so for parents with children who have disabilities. For them feeling lost is part of the process. Navigating the twisting, turning maze of Special Education services and parenting issues is a daunting task that requires […]