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…

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…

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…

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…

Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

TACA The Autism Community in Action More parents of children with autism are opting to homeschool for a variety of reasons. In this article, you will information about homeschooling your child with autism, including: pros and cons to homeschooling, curriculum options, how to ensure your child has access to social opportunities, and sample schedules. Requirements…

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The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide

A Resource for Integrating Assistive Technology into Specially Designed Instruction within an Integrated Tiered System of Supports Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide is available for all educators and family members. Developed by the Maryland State Assistive Technology Steering Committee in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division…