Maryland’s Nonpublic Schools

A nonpublic school is the appropriate choice for many Maryland students who are unable to have their needs met in the public schools. These schools, which are members of the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF), serve students ages 2 to 21

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Extended School Year Eligibility and Services

A Presentation by the Howard County Public School System Extended School Year (ESY) is the continuation of certain Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals related to critical life skills beyond the regular school year. ESY services will vary in intensity, location, inclusion of related services, and length of time, depending upon the student’s needs.

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Justice Department Settles Discrimination Complaint Against After-School Child-Care Provider

October 10, 2017 The Justice Department reached an agreement with Bar-T Year Round Programs for Kids (Bar-T), located in Montgomery County, Maryland, to remedy alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations, including child care centers, from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and those associated with…

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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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10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child

As a parent, you are your child’s best education advocate—until he’s old enough and informed enough to speak up for himself. You know your child’s strengths and challenges, and you can help identify and push for the resources your child needs to succeed. Here are some tips to help you advocate for your child at…

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