Compensatory Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many students with disabilities have not made progress or have lost skills during the COVID-19 pandemic because their individualized education programs (IEPs) have not been implemented fully during virtual learning. These students may qualify for compensatory (make-up) education to get them to where they would have been educationally if they had received services in accordance…

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Supplementary Aids and Services in the Virtual Environment

January 21, 2021 Speakers: Beth Benevides, Howard County Autism Society, Hussman Institute Leslie Margolis, Disability Rights Maryland Yvonne Cox, Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Families often mention the lack of follow through or “adaptation” of certain supplementary aids and services in the virtual environment. This webinar addresses: The importance of supplementary aids and services…

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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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Social Stories on Vaccines to Download

Check out two new SOCIAL STORIES about Covid-19 vaccines to help prepare your young person in the weeks ahead. Download at the links below: Vaccine Social Story (Autism Society of America)  Getting A Vaccine: A Social Story (HCAS) Additional information on vaccine distribution, and Covid-19 resources may be found at https://howard-autism.org/…/coronavirus-hcas-updates/

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Videos Series Helps Parents Link Supports Between Home and School During Distance Learning

National Center on Educational Outcomes The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State and District Support for Inclusive Practices Center (TIES Center) are developing a series of videos for parents and caregivers on various aspects of supporting their child with intensive needs.These videos help families learn ways to…

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Distance Learning is Emotional Work: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

TIES Center Author Note: This article explores emotions and learning from the perspective of families. Check out our companion article, DL #14, that looks at emotions and learning through the lens of the teacher. All learning, including remote learning, is first and foremost emotional. Emotions drive our thinking, including our attention, memory, and planning/executive functions.…

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