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

ReadyRosie: Family Engagement Resource

Quick videos show families how to find learning moments in day-to-day activities. ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are.

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Native Language and the IEP Process

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin Revised Aug. 15, 2017 If the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team is not cognizant of the native language of a student, it may not accurately assess what the student knows and can do. The IEP team must consider the language needs of the student

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Parental Consent Under Maryland Law

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin August 31, 2017 On April 10, 2017, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 710, which amended Education Article §8-405(f) to require that an individualized education program (IEP) team must obtain the written consent of a parent

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