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

ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD Can a person be diagnosed with ADHD and ASD? More than half of all individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD also have signs of ADHD. In fact, ADHD is the most common coexisting condition in children with ASD. On the flip side, up to a quarter of children with…

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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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How to Find Inclusive Childcare

Parents’ Place of Maryland Choosing care for your child with a disability means you have to decide which program and facility best meet your child’s needs. Finding a welcoming, educated childcare provider that cares for each child’s differences is important. To help find the right fit for your child, use this checklist when you visit…

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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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