A Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic has been created by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (MSDE) to assist parents with understanding how special education services will be determined and provided to their child during the extended closure of school buildings which have…

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COVID-19 Resources to Support At-Home Instruction

School buildings are closed. Schedules are changing. Like never before, parents of students with IEPs and IFSPs are seeking new ways to keep our children engaged in learning. We’ve put together a list of free COVID-19 resources to help you support your students with at-home learning, coping strategies, and keeping connected socially. We’ll add to…

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Continuity of the IFSP for Young Children (Birth – Age 4) with Developmental Delays/Disabilities and Their Families during Extended School/Agency Closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin April 2020 The purpose of this Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB #20-06) is to guide the provision for the continuity of services to young children with developmental delays/disabilities and their families during physical school/program closure made necessary by the State of Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance remains in effect…

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Providing Continuity of Learning for Students with Disabilities Who Require Extensive, Intensive, Individualized Instruction and Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin April 2020 MSDE has created this Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB #20-07) to guide the provision of continuity of learning for students (1) with significant cognitive disabilities, (2) that require extensive, intensive, individualized instruction and support, and (3) the use of alternate or modified curricular in a virtual and/or distance learning environment…

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HCPSS Continuity of Learning Special Education Page

Parents of children receiving special education services are encouraged to visit the Howard County Public School System Continuity of Learning – Special Education webpage. Each student receiving special education services will have an individualized plan for distance learning. Parents have several options for collaborating with staff to best support their child. The link features an…

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Providing Continuity of Learning to Students with Disabilities Through Nonpublic Special Education Schools during COVID-19

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin April 6, 2020 This Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) outlines guidance for a continuation of learning for students with disabilities receiving services through our nonpublic special education schools and the applicable billing practices during the COVID-19 response. Frequently asked questions with responses and resources are included to further support effective implementation. Read…

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