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Beware the “RECORDS REVIEW”

The IDEA requires that a student who has an IEP be re-evaluated by his or her school system at least every three years.  This is commonly referred to as a “triennial evaluation.”  The expectation is that the school team re-assess the student to determine whether they continue to be eligible […] The post Beware the…

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Why Your Child’s Desk Matters

For many school children with disabilities—especially those with an IEP or a 504 plan—the ability to get up and move around the classroom is a common (and practical) accommodation. Be it standing, walking, jumping, or getting the wiggles out in general—for these kids, the freedom to engage in physical activity […] The post Why Your…

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5 Simple Steps to Stop Transportation Tragedies at School

With the recent headlines of another student with special education needs losing his life on a bus, it’s time to insist that transportation providers participate in the IEP team process.  It’s time because we should not tolerate one more tragedy of a student with disabilities who loses their life for […] The post 5 Simple…

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Finding Resources: For Newly Diagnosed Families

Welcome to our community of families living with autism in Howard County. The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) provides support, fellowship, and resources. As you learn more about your child’s diagnosis, here are a few resources to help you navigate the system. We know it can be overwhelming at first, but remember we are here…

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