Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.
Mediations can avoid involving the legal system in disputes By Ann Logsdon Special education mediations take place when parents and schools disagree on special education programs for students with learning disabilities. Because reaching a resolution can be difficult when such conflicts arise, mediation often follows.
By Terri Mauro Both a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) involve special education accommodations, but do you know how these two plans differ from each other? Learn the differences and similarities between the two with this review of how a 504 plan lines up with an IEP.
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Public Agency/School Personnel Maryland State Department of Education Having IEP team meetings facilitated by an independent, trained “facilitator” is rapidly becoming a popular means for parents and school personnel to reach agreement in the educational decision making process for students needing or suspected of needing special education services. When…
Maryland Learning Links IFSP and IEP acronyms and terms are defined here. If you don’t understand something that’s said in your student’s meeting, ask. You are your student’s best advocate. Common Acronyms and Terms Used During IFSP and IEP Meetings Handout
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