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

Autism Waiver and COVID-19 Flexibilities

A Special Presentation for Maryland Autism Waiver Families July 31, 2020 The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services and The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the Autism Waiver Advisory Committee, have worked together to create a special presentation for families on Maryland’s Autism Waiver regarding regulatory and programmatic flexibilities offered by…

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Recovery Efforts: Addressing the Provision of FAPE through Alternative Service Delivery Models for Students with Disabilities During the Re-Opening of Schools

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin June 2020 On March 12, 2020, the State Superintendent of Schools closed Maryland schools for in-person student instruction and extracurricular activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent orders extended the physical closure through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. As Maryland begins recovery efforts for the re-opening of school…

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COVID-19 Extension of Transition Time Frame for Autism Waiver Participants

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration June 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has published guidance related to the  Transitioning Youth Processes that address recommended meetings and contact with the person currently enrolled in the Autism Waiver and their team to evaluate supports and services available. The responsibilities of a Maryland State Department…

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