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

A Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic has been created by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (MSDE) to assist parents with understanding how special education services will be determined and provided to their child during the extended closure of school buildings which have…

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COVID-19 Resources to Support At-Home Instruction

School buildings are closed. Schedules are changing. Like never before, parents of students with IEPs and IFSPs are seeking new ways to keep our children engaged in learning. We’ve put together a list of free COVID-19 resources to help you support your students with at-home learning, coping strategies, and keeping connected socially. We’ll add to…

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Continuity of the IFSP for Young Children (Birth – Age 4) with Developmental Delays/Disabilities and Their Families during Extended School/Agency Closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin April 2020 The purpose of this Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB #20-06) is to guide the provision for the continuity of services to young children with developmental delays/disabilities and their families during physical school/program closure made necessary by the State of Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance remains in effect…

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