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

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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Services and Supports Offered by DDA: Video Series

Potomac Community Resources in collaboration with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), has produced five short videos to help families and developmental disability professionals throughout the State of Maryland learn about the services and supports offered by DDA and how to access them. All videos include ASL simultaneous interpretation. Topics include: The DDA application process…

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