Tips for Supporting Engagement for Students with Disabilities through Alternative Service Delivery Model

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin Sept. 15, 2020 As local school systems and public agencies (LSSs/PAs) begin to implement their recovery plans, the need to engage students is more crucial than ever. Maintaining student engagement, especially for students with disabilities, is a top priority for LSSs/PAs as they begin the 2020-2021 school year. Some strategies that…

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Understanding the Alternative Service Delivery Model Plan

Preparing for the Initial Conference with Your Child’s Special Educator Sept. 9, 2020 Webinar with the Howard County Autism Society, Disability Rights Maryland, and Howard County Public School System What is an Alternative Service Delivery Model (ASDM) plan? How will my child receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the virtual learning environment? See…

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Back to School Resources for Virtual Learning

For many families, returning to school this fall brings new anxieties, stresses, and uncertainties. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many school systems to restructure how students access instruction, which means distance learning for many families. Parents and students understandably are left with questions about health and wellbeing, academic regression, and how to manage household schedules…

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Guidance for Teaching and Supporting Student Learning Through Alternative Delivery Models

Aug. 10, 2020 MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletins Supplement to TAB #20-03 Supporting Students Who Require Extensive, Intensive, Individualized Instruction and Supports through Alternative Service Delivery Models Tips and strategies for support, including an array of options to facilitate the processes necessary for the successful transitioning of students who require extensive and intensive individualized instruction and…

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Autism Waiver and COVID-19 Flexibilities

A Special Presentation for Maryland Autism Waiver Families July 31, 2020 The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services and The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the Autism Waiver Advisory Committee, have worked together to create a special presentation for families on Maryland’s Autism Waiver regarding regulatory and programmatic flexibilities offered by…

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Recovery Efforts: Addressing the Provision of FAPE through Alternative Service Delivery Models for Students with Disabilities During the Re-Opening of Schools

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin June 2020 On March 12, 2020, the State Superintendent of Schools closed Maryland schools for in-person student instruction and extracurricular activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent orders extended the physical closure through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. As Maryland begins recovery efforts for the re-opening of school…

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