Archived Training

We recognize that families with children and youth with disabilities or special health care needs do not always have the luxury of attending conferences and workshops. In an effort to provide alternative learning and networking opportunities, the Parents’ Place hosts webinars and phone workshops about topics of interest to families and our professional partners. Webinars and phone workshops are listed on our Training Calendar and announced in our email newsletter.

You can view PPMD’s archived web-based online presentations that incorporate visual and audible elements on a variety of topics below.

Treatment Insurance Law in MD

Maryland lawmakers approved a Bill in 2012 requiring that coverage for autism treatment be clarified by regulators under Maryland’s existing Habilitative Services Mandate. The regulation was finalized in March 2014.

The presentation is geared towards people covered by policies regulated under Maryland law, including people covered by Individual and Fully Funded Plans purchased in Maryland, Plans purchased on the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange, and Maryland State Employee Health Plans.

The new law does not apply to Employer Self-funded Plans (Self Insured Plans), Federal Employee Health Plans, Medicaid or Military Health Plans. However, relevant information will be offered to individuals covered by these plans.


Neal Lichter and Rebecca Rienzi
Pathfinders for Autism

Making Progress

Parents of children with disabilities often ask, “How will I know my child is learning and making progress?” Parents can answer that question by looking at a variety of data, including information from special education and general education sources and information from outside the school. Parents will learn how to use this information to help their child.


Yvette Young-DeCosta, Parent
Educator at The Parents’ Place of Maryland,
has more than 5 years experience helping
families navigate the special education system.

The Parents’ Place welcomes your ideas! If you have a topic you’d like to hear about, or a speaker to suggest, please e-mail: