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

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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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Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual

The Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual presents a five-step process for use in the selection, administration, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the use of instructional and assessment accommodations, for students with disabilities and Section 504 Plans. It also presents a five-step process for use in selection, administration, and evaluation of the effectiveness…

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PBIS: What You Need to Know

By Andrew M.I. Lee, J.D. If your child struggles with behavior, you may worry about your child getting in trouble at school. Some schools have tried to be proactive and encourage good behavior through an approach called PBIS. PBIS stands for positive behavioral interventions and supports.

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