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

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Why Your Child’s Desk Matters

For many school children with disabilities—especially those with an IEP or a 504 plan—the ability to get up and move around the classroom is a common (and practical) accommodation. Be it standing, walking, jumping, or getting the wiggles out in general—for these kids, the freedom to engage in physical activity […] The post Why Your…

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5 Simple Steps to Stop Transportation Tragedies at School

With the recent headlines of another student with special education needs losing his life on a bus, it’s time to insist that transportation providers participate in the IEP team process.  It’s time because we should not tolerate one more tragedy of a student with disabilities who loses their life for […] The post 5 Simple…

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YOUR SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS, SIMPLIFIED.

In 2012, when we set out to empower parents of children with disabilities, we knew the need was great. Every year, millions of children qualify to receive special education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). But for many children, those services are routinely denied. While school districts […] The post YOUR SPECIAL…

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