The Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Service The transition from high school to college or employment can be an overwhelming and challenging time for students with disabilities and their families. Students face specific challenges in the transition from familiar special education services provided in middle and high school to…

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Strategies When You Disagree with the IEP Team

How to Document Concerns, Record Meetings, and Use Letters and Emails to Clarify Your Position Wrightslaw The school is responsible for providing your child with a free appropriate education, defined as an education from which your child receives meaningful educational benefit. In due process cases, schools try to defend IEPs with vague goals by claiming…

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All About Me

A fillable sheet to support your child across service delivery models Maryland State Department of Education For any child, transitions can be difficult. At the start of the school year, children are transitioning to school after summer break. A transition happens when a child returns to the school building after virtual learning, or from the…

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In Memory: Erik Kristopher Myers

On September 15, 2021, Erik Kristopher Myers passed away. Erik served on the board of directors for the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) and spent many hours volunteering. His thoughtful input and involvement with a wide range of HCAS activities has been much valued and appreciated. With his creativity and expertise in communication, he played…

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Specially Designed Instruction

Video created by Parents’ Place of Maryland and MSDE to explain specially designed instruction (SDI) Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities is made up of unique supports and services that are included with the Individual Education Program (IEP) to enable them to access and make progress in general education. SDI may not be…

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Los servicios y apoyos ofrecidos por la DDA y como accederlos

En colaboración con la Administración de Discapacidades del Desarollo de Maryland (DDA), PCR ha producido cinco videos cortos para proporcionar a las familias del estado de Maryland información acerca de los servicios y apoyos ofrecidos por la DDA y como accederlos. Todos los videos incluyen la interpretación del lenguaje estadounidense de señas y subtítulos en…

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Services and Supports Offered by DDA: Video Series

Potomac Community Resources in collaboration with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), has produced five short videos to help families and developmental disability professionals throughout the State of Maryland learn about the services and supports offered by DDA and how to access them. All videos include ASL simultaneous interpretation. Topics include: The DDA application process…

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Back to School 2021

As we prepare for the return to school, and in-person learning, parents can play a big part in supporting their student’s well being and academic and social successes. Here are some back-to-school resources to help you and your student navigate the new school year. You are Your Student’s Best Advocate Autism Society Back to School:…

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