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Accessible Educational Materials

Ensuring that all students have appropriate Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) is essential to creating an equitable learning environment in which all students can progress towards high standards.

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 […]

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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 […]

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.

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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.

MATN Webinar Series

MATN will feature a NEW three-part webinar series focusing on Dyslexia in the classroom. Registration is open now!


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.