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

Bullying of kids with disabilities

Transportation and Special Education Students

What legal rights do students have? By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and their families. When does the district have to provide transportation? Who decides how and when transportation occurs? Is transportation on my child’s IEP? How…

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How Does a 504 Plan Differ From an IEP?

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.

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Facilitated IEP Team Meetings in Maryland

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…

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