Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

The Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Service The transition from high school to college or employment can be an overwhelming and challenging time for students with disabilities and their families. Students face specific challenges in the transition from familiar special education services provided in middle and high school to…

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Strategies When You Disagree with the IEP Team

How to Document Concerns, Record Meetings, and Use Letters and Emails to Clarify Your Position Wrightslaw The school is responsible for providing your child with a free appropriate education, defined as an education from which your child receives meaningful educational benefit. In due process cases, schools try to defend IEPs with vague goals by claiming…

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All About Me

A fillable sheet to support your child across service delivery models Maryland State Department of Education For any child, transitions can be difficult. At the start of the school year, children are transitioning to school after summer break. A transition happens when a child returns to the school building after virtual learning, or from the…

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Specially Designed Instruction

Video created by Parents’ Place of Maryland and MSDE to explain specially designed instruction (SDI) Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities is made up of unique supports and services that are included with the Individual Education Program (IEP) to enable them to access and make progress in general education. SDI may not be…

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