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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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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