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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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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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…

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Maryland IEP Timeline

The Parents’ Place of Maryland When will your child’s IEP be developed? When should updated evaluations of your child be conducted? Find answers to your questions about the timeline of the IEP process using PPMD’s Maryland IEP Timeline.  

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Preparing for a Virtual IEP Meeting: Resources for Families

by MSDE DEI/SES January 12, 2021 These printable resources provide tips and information for before, during, and after a virtual IEP meeting. They can be helpful whether you are new or experienced with the IEP process. Fast Facts for Virtual IEPs Before the Virtual IEP Meeting During the Virtual IEP Meeting After the Virtual IEP…

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