The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide

A Resource for Integrating Assistive Technology into Specially Designed Instruction within an Integrated Tiered System of Supports Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide is available for all educators and family members. Developed by the Maryland State Assistive Technology Steering Committee in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division…

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3 Kinds of Autism Assessments

Organization for Autism Research The autism assessment process can feel overwhelming to many families — particularly families whose children are just entering the special education system. Families are likely familiar with an initial diagnostic assessment, but some may be surprised to learn that assessment is not a one-time event. In fact, assessments continue throughout your…

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FREE In-Person Outdoor FITNESS CLASS

Sign Up NOW! FREE In-Person, Outdoor FITNESS CLASSES Saturdays, June 19 – August 28, 2021 9:00AM-10:00AM These in-person, outdoor fitness classes for individuals of all abilities and their friends and family will be led in  a SPIRIT Club instructor.  No special equipment is required. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that allow you to move freely. This…

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Navigating Compensatory Education/Recovery Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Parent’s Guide Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services Updated April 2021 The Navigating Compensatory Education/Recovery Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic parent’s guide helps parents understand how compensatory education/recovery services will be determined for their child to address any loss of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that…

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HCPSS COVID Reopening Information for Parents of Students Who Receive Special Education Services

Frequently Asked Questions When my child returns to the school building, how will the IEP team determine if they will implement the normal operations IEP or the IEP with ASDM amendment? The school team will be implementing your child’s normal operations IEP if all the goals, objectives, related services, supplementary aids and supports can be…

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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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College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

Study.com College students with disabilities have rights that allow for specific accommodations to help them succeed in school. Learn about legal protections, scholarships, technologies, and other assistance available to students with disabilities. Topics include: Rights of college students with disabilities What qualifies as a disability Services for students with disabilities Online education for students with…

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April is Autism Acceptance Month!

#CelebrateDifferences! On April 2nd and throughout the month of April, people around the world come together to celebrate differences by observing Autism Acceptance Month. This year HCAS acknowledges a shift from Awareness to Acceptance as we work in partnership with the Autism Society of America and others to advocate for lawmakers to federally designate April as…

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