Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

Native Language and the IEP Process

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin Revised Aug. 15, 2017 If the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team is not cognizant of the native language of a student, it may not accurately assess what the student knows and can do. The IEP team must consider the language needs of the student

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Parental Consent Under Maryland Law

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin August 31, 2017 On April 10, 2017, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 710, which amended Education Article §8-405(f) to require that an individualized education program (IEP) team must obtain the written consent of a parent

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