IEP: Consejos para la sección de transición
Empodere SU futuro: ¡Únase a SU reunión de IEP!
Sopa de letras: Una guía de siglas de educación especial
The Post Secondary Transition Podcast Featuring PPMD’s Audri Levering
Wandering and Elopement Resources
Wandering and Elopement Resources
Social Security Disability Benefits: What You Need to Know
Glosario militar para educación especial y programa militar familiar excepcional
Cuestionario de escuelas públicas
Steps to Completing a Child SSI Application
Empower YOUR future: Join YOUR IEP meeting!
Maryland Statewide Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process Guide
Notificación previa por escrito
Intervener Services for Students Who Are Deafblind
Cronograma del IEP de Maryland de PPMD
Guidance for IEP Teams Working with Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities: Assessment and Eligibility for the Alternate Framework
Preparándose para una reunión del IEP: Hoja de trabajo para la reunión de padres
A Parent’s Guide to Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education Due Process Complaints
A Parent’s Guide to Frequently Asked Questions About Mediation
Request for Mediation and Due Process Complaint
Utilizando las prácticas de comunicación con éxito
Promoviendo la lectura para todos los estudiantes
Notificando a los administradores escolares sobre inquietudes de acoso
Autism Waiver Fact Sheet
Maryland Transition Resource Guide
Resource: URL Maryland Transition Resource Guide
PPMD’s Informe Anual 2023
2023 PPMD Annual Report
How to Formally Notify a School System of Discrimination and Harassment of a Person with a Disability
Preparándose para la reunión del IEP de su hijo
Respuestas sobre la Sección 504
Reading is Fundamental Literacy Toolkit
MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin: Extended School Year Services
Paquete de herramientas de quejas de la educación especial estatal [IDEA]
What Are Public Schools Required to Do When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied?
Consejos para el regreso a clases
El papel de un educador de padres
What You Need To Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18
Back to School Success Tips
Guide to School for Families of English Learners
Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
PPMD’s State Special Education [IDEA] Complaint Toolkit
Military Glossary for Special Education and Exceptional Family Military Program
Maryland IEP Form

See the most up to date Maryland Individualized Education Program (IEP) form here!

Metas inteligentes (S.M.A.R.T. IEPs)
Servicios de intervención temprana: Lista de verificación del IFSP para padres
Facilitación del Programa Educativo Individualizado (IEP)
Children Parentally-Placed in a Private School
Words to Know
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (English & Español)
Secondary Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities
Servicios de intervención temprana: Las partes de un IFSP
Construyendo independencia
Successfully Using Communication Practices
Home Instruction Fact Sheet
Promoting Literacy for All Students
Resource: PDF
Preparing for Your Child’s IEP Meeting
AVISO DE GARANTÍAS PROCESALES DE MARYLAND
Know Your Rights: Students with ADHD
Resources for Genetics in Maryland

The New York Mid-Atlantic Caribbean Regional Genetics Network’s Maryland Team created helpful factsheets for families questioning if they should see a genetics specialist.

PPMD 2022 Annual Report

In 2022, we served over 16,000 Maryland families of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs through one-on-one assistance and training. Learn all about our successes and achievements through our 2022 Annual Report.

The Parents’ Place of Maryland – Who We Are!

Watch this short video to learn about who we are, what our mission is, and the work we do for Maryland families!

Resource: PPMD Webinar
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IDEA vs. Section 504

This document contains a chart that compares key components of the federal laws protecting students with disabilities.

Resource: PDF IDEA vs. Section 504
Child Find and How to Refer – Age 3-21

This document describes the school systems’ obligation to locate, identify and evaluate children who are suspected of having a disability; ages 3-21. Local “Maryland Child Find” phone numbers are provided.

Resource: PDF Child Find and How to Refer - Age 3-21
S.M.A.R.T. IEP Goals: Questions to Consider

It is important for IEP goals to be measurable, specific, realistic and attainable. This factsheet explains and provides examples of SMART IEP goals.

Resource: PDF S.M.A.R.T. IEP Goals: Questions to Consider
Transitioning Youth Initiative

This factsheet has information about the Transition Youth Initiative and how to become eligible and understand TY services and the application process.

Esta hoja informativa tiene información sobre la Iniciativa de Jóvenes en Transición y cómo ser elegible y comprender los servicios de TY y el proceso de solicitud.

Resource: URL English URL Spanish - español
Maryland Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Administration Application for Eligibility

To determine eligibility for the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) services, whether state or medicaid funded, you must complete this form. Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) do not require an application.

Resource: URL English URL Spanish - español URL Arabic - عربي
Transición de los servicios de intervención temprana a los servicios preescolares

Este documento explica la transición de los Servicios de intervención temprana a los Servicios preescolares. Incluye una lista de cosas para pensar y preguntarle al equipo de su hijo y un diagrama de flujo de pasos importantes.

Resource: PDF
¿Qué es ESY?

Los servicios de año escolar extendido (ESY, por sus siglas en inglés) son servicios de educación especial que se brindan cuando la escuela normalmente no está en sesión. Este documento explica los factores utilizados por el equipo del IEP para decidir si un niño necesita servicios ESY.

Resource: PDF ¿Qué es ESY?
ReSET Family Decision Making Tool

Restarting Safe Education and Testing (ReSET) for children with medical complexity has created a decision making tool for families. This tool will help you make the best decisions for your child and family with COVID-19’s frequent changes.

Resource: URL ReSET Family Decision Making Tool
The Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide

The Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative has published the first Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide. This guide contains sections on advocacy, accessibility, culture, allyship, and more!

Resource: PDF The Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide
IEP Facilitation

When IEP teams think a conversation may be difficult, it may be helpful to have an independent, trained facilitator guide the process. The facilitator is an impartial person provided by MSDE through an independent agency to work with a student’s IEP team. Learn more about IEP Facilitation with this factsheet!

Resource: PDF
Preparing for an IEP Meeting: Parent Meeting Worksheet

A Worksheet to help you state your concerns and make sure they are addressed at the IEP meeting. Helps you to articulate the justification behind your concerns, capture the replies and reasons for that reply.

Resource: PDF Parent Meeting Worksheet PDF Example of how to use the Parent Meeting Worksheet
Maryland ABLE User’s Guide

This guide was written to help you understand Maryland ABLE. It is a resource developed by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council. Understand the Maryland ABLE program so you can know if it is right for you!

Resource: PDF Maryland ABLE User Guide
ADHD Facts

This fact sheet provides information about ADHD, definition, symptoms, and tips for parents.

Resource: PDF
Plain Language COVID-19 Fact Sheets

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) have created 7 different fact sheets about COVID-19. Fact sheet topics include: Testing, High Risk Health Conditions, Vaccines, Vaccinations at Home, Vaccines for Children Age 5-11, Monoclonal Antibody Treatment, Booster Shots.

All fact sheets are translated into multiple languages! Spanish, Russian, Korean, French, Chinese, and Amharic.

Resource: PDF COVID-19 FYI Testing PDF COVID-19 FYI High Rish Health Conditions PDF COVID-19 FYI Vaccines PDF COVID-19 FYI Vaccinations at Home PDF COVID-19 FYI Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11 PDF COVID-19 FYI Monoclonal Antibody Treatment PDF COVID-19 FYI Booster Shots URL Spanish - Español URL Russian - русский URL Korean - 한국인 URL French - français URL Chinese - 中文 URL Amharic - አማርኛ
What is ESY?

Extended school year (ESY) services are special education services provided when school’s not typically in session. This document explains the factors used by the IEP team to decide if a child needs ESY services.

Resource: PDF
Transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services

This document explains transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services. It includes a list of things to think about and ask your child’s team and a flow chart of important steps.

Resource: PDF Transitioning from Early Intervention Services to Preschool Services
Child Find and How to Refer – Age 0-3

This document describes the school systems obligation to locate, identify and evaluate children who are suspected of having a disability; age 0-3. Local Early Intervention Agency phone numbers are provided.

Resource: PDF Child Find and How to Refer - Age 0-3
Cartas Modelo

Para asegurarse de que se comprendan sus solicitudes, inquietudes y / o preguntas, es importante documentarlas por escrito. PPMD tiene un nuevo recurso que los padres pueden usar para solicitudes y situaciones específicas. Utilice estas cartas de muestra como modelos cuando escriba las suyas propias.

Resource: PDF Cómo solicitar una notificación previa por escrito PDF Cómo Solicitar una Evaluación Independiente de Su Niño PDF Cómo Informar a la Escuela de que Ud. Tiene la Intención de Matricular a su Hijo en una Escuela Privada al Costo del Público PDF Cómo Solicitar los Expedientes Escolares de Su Niño PDF Cómo Solicitar un Cambio de Ubicación PDF Cómo Solicitar una Evaluación de Su Niño PDF Cómo Solicitar que Se Revise el IEP de Su Niño PDF Cómo Solicitar la Mediación
Public School Questionnaire

Information for Military Families: You know those survey cards public schools pass out in the beginning of the year? The ones that ask you if your child is military connected? Ever wonder what those are for? Read this short Fact Sheet for more information.

Resource: PDF Public School Questionnaire
How to Find Inclusive Childcare

Choosing care for your child with a disability means you have to decide which program and facility best meet your child’s needs. Finding a welcoming, educated childcare provider that cares for each child’s differences is important. Use this checklist to help you find the right fit for your child.

Resource: PDF
Self-Care Resources

Watch this PPMD webinar for helpful tips about taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Use these companion tip sheets and resources.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Take Care of Yourself: Self-Care Webinar PDF Self-Care Resources PDF Recursos de autocuidado PDF Self-Care Resources - Russian PDF Self-Care Resources - Haitian Creole PDF Self-Care Resources - French PDF Self-Care Resources - Chinese PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Chinese PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - French PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Haitian Creole PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Russian
Servicios de intervención temprana: El IFSP

Una vez que sepa que su hijo es elegible para un IFSP, es posible que tenga algunas preguntas. ¿Cómo se comienza con un IFSP? ¿Quién asiste a estas reuniones? ¿Qué puedo esperar? Siga leyendo para conocer las respuestas a estas preguntas.

Resource: PDF El IFSP
Specially Designed Instruction with Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities is made up of unique supports and services that are included with the Individual Education Program (IEP) to enable them to access and make progress in general education. SDI may not be the same for every student. It is created to suit each student’s individual needs. Learn about SDI with this video in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Specially Designed Instruction w/ MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Parent’s Guide to Compensatory Education and Recovery Services

MD State Department of Education created a guide to help families understand what Compensatory Education and Recovery Services is, how the process works, and the steps that families can take if a family has questions or disagrees with the school.

Resource: PDF
Nivel actual de logros académicosy desempeño funcional (PLAAFP)

A menudo nos preguntan durante una reunión del IEP “¿Cuál es el nivel actual de su hijo? PLAAFP? ” ¿Sabes lo que significa este acrónimo? Utilice este recurso para ayudarlo a responder y contribuir a la conversación.

Resource: PDF
El qué, cómo y por qué dela toma de decisiones apoyada (Supported Decision Making-SDM)

La toma de decisiones apoyadas son apoyos y servicios que ayudan a una persona con discapacidades a tomar sus propias decisiones.

Resource: PDF
Toma de decisiones apoyada en la práctica

Ejemplos de decisiones apoyadas, cómo transición se pueden utilizar en la pratica de decisiones apoyada.

Resource: PDF
formulario para recopilar datos sobre el aprendizaje

Utilice este formulario para recopilar datos sobre el aprendizaje de su hijo durante el aprendizaje virtual / remoto / a distancia. Después de completar el formulario, debe compartirlo con el IEP o el equipo 504 de su hijo.

Resource: PDF formulario para recopilar datos sobre el aprendizaje
Recopilación de datos en casa

¿Cómo saber si su hijo está cumpliendo con las metas del IEP? ¿Cómo se pueden recopilar datos en casa? Utilice las preguntas y sugerencias adjuntas para ayudarlo.

Resource: PDF Recopilación de datos en casa
Telehealth: What is it and Why is it Important?

Watch this webinar to learn the importance of Telehealth from PPMD and Dr. Debbie Badawi from the University of Maryland Department of Pediatrics.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Pre Employment Transition Services

Learn about Pre-Employment Transition Services from PPMD and the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Pre Employment Transition Services
How to do an Early Intervention Referral

Watch this webinar to learn how to make an early intervention referral.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Are You Connected?

Watch this webinar to learn about data, cellular, broadband, what it means to be connected, and more you need to know as our world continues to work virtually.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
PPMD 30th Anniversary Open Houses

Learn about the various services PPMD has to offer and who PPMD is based on the following categories:

  • Early Childhood
  • Spanish Speaking Families
  • History of PPMD
  • Transition
  • School Age Children

 

Resource: PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: Early Childhood PPMD Webinar PPMD Casa abierta para familias hispanohablantes PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: History of PPMD PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: Transition PPMD Webinar PPMD Virtual Open House: School Age Supports
Learning Occurs Naturally

Learn from PPMD’s Early Childhood team about how young children learn naturally in their environment.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Learning Occurs Naturally
Benefits of Telehealth and Telemedicine

The presence of telehealth and telemedicine is here to stay. Watch this webinar to learn about the benefits of telehealth and telemedicine on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Youth and Employment

Watch this webinar to learn about workforce development for your youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Resources for Crisis Intervention

Watch this webinar to learn about crisis, how to move away from a crisis, and trauma.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Supplemental Security Income SSI for Young Adults

Learn the basics of Supplemental Security Income for Young Adults with this PPMD webinar.

Resource: PPMD Webinar
Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities

Watch this webinar on Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities is presented by Megan Rusciano, Esq. from Disability Rights Maryland. Also find related resources.

Resource: PPMD Webinar PDF The What, How, and Why of Supported Decision-Making PDF Supported Decision-Making in Practice
Collecting Data at Home

How do you know if  your child is meeting their IEP goals?  How can you collect data at home? Use the questions and suggestions attached to help you.

Resource: PDF Collecting Data at Home
Building Independence

Building independence at home is possible during this time when so many are working and doing school at home.  Look at these suggestions for ways to build independence at home and master some IEP goals.

Resource: PDF Building Independence
IEP Checklist for Parents of Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Don’t know what to ask at an IEP meeting? This checklist provides some ideas for preparing for your IEP meeting to best support your child with the most significant cognitive disabilities and asking for inclusive practices.

Resource: PDF IEP Checklist for Parents of Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance- PLAAFP

We are often asked during an IEP meeting “What is your child’s present level? PLAAFP?”  Do you know what this acronym means? Use this resource to help you answer and contribute to the conversation.

Resource: PDF Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance- PLAAFP
Transition to Adulthood: A guide to helping you and your student

This tool will help guide families of transition age youth on next steps during transition planning by their youth’s age.

Resource: PDF Transition to Adulthood Fillable Guide
MSDE TAB Supplement to #20-09: Tips to Support Data Collection by Parents During Virtual or Hybrid Learning

Maryland State Department of Education Technical Assistance Bulletin: Tips to Support Data Collection by Parents During Virtual or Hybrid Learning

Resource: PDF Tips to Support Data Collection by Parents During Virtual or Hybrid Learning
MSDE TAB Supplement to #20-09: Tips to Support Behavior & Social Emotional Well-Being During Transitions Across Service Delivery Models

Maryland State Department of Education Technical Assistance Bulletin: Tips to Support Behavior & Social Emotional Well-Being During Transitions Across Service Delivery Models

Resource: PDF Tips to Support Behavior & Social Emotional Well-Being During Transitions Across Service Delivery Models
MSDE TAB Supplement to #20-09: Tips to Address Special Education Staff Shortages, Scheduling, and Logistical Challenges Across Varied Service Delivery Models

Maryland State Department of Education Technical Assistance Bulletin: Tips to Address Special Education Staff Shortages, Scheduling, and Logistical Challenges Across Varied Service Delivery Models

Resource: PDF Tips to Address Special Education Staff Shortages, Scheduling, and Logistical Challenges Across Varied Service Delivery Models
MSDE TAB Supplement to #20-03: Tips for Supporting Engagement of Students with Disabilities through Alternative Service Delivery Models

Maryland State Department of Education Technical Assistance Bulletin: Tips for Supporting Engagement of Students with Disabilities through Alternative Service Delivery Models

Resource: PDF Tips for Supporting Engagement of Students with Disabilities through Alternative Service Delivery Models
Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

This notice includes an explanation of parental rights for children receiving services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Resource: PDF Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice
Special Education State Complaint

See here a factsheet about the State Complaint Process, as well as a model letter for filing a state complaint and the Special Education State Complaint Form, which we have made fillable so you can fill it out on your computer.

Attached is also a document from the Maryland State Department of Education which explains their special education state complaint resolution procedures, and a parent’s guide to frequently asked questions about special education state complaints.

Below you will also find DRM’s Sample MSDE Complaint.

 

Resource: PDF State Complaint Process PDF Filing a Complaint with the State Education Agency PDF Special Education State Complaint Form PDF MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPECIAL EDUCATION STATE COMPLAINT RESOLUTION PROCEDURES PDF A Parent’s Guide to Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education State Complaints PDF State Complaint Form Part B PDF Sample MSDE Complaint
Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland

A handbook for people with Developmental Disabilities who are interested in directing their DDA services in Maryland.

Resource: PDF Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland PDF Spanish - español
Beneficios de la participación familiar efectiva Para estudiantes, padres y educadores
Resource: PDF Beneficios de la participación familiar efectiva Para estudiantes, padres y educadores
Instrucción especialmente diseñada o Specially Designed Instruction en inglés (SDI)

SDI para un estudiante toma en consideración las necesidades únicas del estudiante e incluye instrucción intensiva, adaptaciones, ayudas y servicios suplementarios, modificaciones del programa y apoyo del personal.

Resource: PDF Instrucción especialmente diseñada o Specially Designed Instruction en inglés (SDI)
¿CUÁL ES LA REGLA DE LOS 5 DÍAS? ¿Y CÓMO ME AFECTA?

Desde el 1 de julio de 2019, Maryland promulgó una ley que ayuda a los padres a prepararse y participar en las reuniones del Plan de educación individualizado (IEP) de sus hijos.

Resource: PDF ¿CUÁL ES LA REGLA DE LOS 5 DÍAS? ¿Y CÓMO ME AFECTA?
Reunión Virtuales Empesando
Este recurso es presentado por Maryland DD Council.
Resource: PDF Reunión Virtuales Empesando
10 Consejos Principales Como Navegar la Educación Especial Durante COVID-19
Resource: PDF 10 Consejos Principales Como Navegar la Educación Especial Durante COVID-19
APOYO DE COMPORTAMIENTO POSITIVO: 10 CONSEJOS PRINCIPALES PARA PADRES
Resource: PDF APOYO DE COMPORTAMIENTO POSITIVO: 10 CONSEJOS PRINCIPALES PARA PADRES
Self-Care

We cannot stress enough the importance of self-care, especially in times like these. Use this fact sheet to understand the basics of self-care.

Resource: PDF Self-Care
Dispute Resolution

PPMD has created this image to help you understand your available dispute resolution options.

Resource: PDF Dispute Resolution
Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities

Watch this webinar on Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities presented by Yetta Myrick, PPMD’s Health Information and Communications Specialist, sponsored by the Maryland Hub for Inclusive Higher Education. Also find related resources below.

Resource: PPMD Webinar PDF The What, How, and Why of Supported Decision-Making PDF Supported Decision-Making in Practice
History of Special Education

Do you know the history of Special Education? Use this factsheet to learn about the beginning of Special Education law to present day law.

Resource: PDF History of Special Education
Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Special Education Acronyms

There are lots of acronyms in the Special Education world, which can be very confusing. Use this list as a guide to understanding the meaning of Special Education acronyms.

Resource: PDF Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Special Education Acronyms
Maryland IEP Timeline

When will your child’s IEP be developed? When should updated evaluations of your child be conducted? Find answers to your questions about the timeline of the IEP process using PPMD’s Maryland IEP Timeline.

Resource: PDF Maryland IEP Timeline
Model Letters

To make sure your requests, concerns and/or questions are understood, it is important to document them in writing. PPMD has a new resource that parents can use for specific requests and situations. Use these samples letters as models when you write your own.

Resource: PDF Discussing a Problem PDF Requesting a Due Process Hearing PDF Request a Meeting to Review Your Child's IEP PDF Requesting a Change in Your Child's Placement PDF Requesting an Independent Evaluation of Your Child PDF Requesting an Initial Evaluation For Special Education Services PDF Requesting Mediation PDF Requesting Prior Written Notice PDF Requesting Your Child's Records PDF Filing a Complaint with the State Education Agency PDF Requesting a Section 504 Plan PDF Request a Meeting to Review Your Child’s Progress -Letter PDF Requesting a Functional Behavior Assessment
Política Escolar vs. IDEA

¡AYUDA! La escuela de mi hijo ha enviado una nueva política / procedimiento / práctica escolar y sí lo seguimos, el IEP de mi hijo no se puede implementar.

Resource: PDF Política Escolar vs. IDEA
Preguntas para hacerle al equipo escolar de su hijo para obtener apoyo con las conductas

¡Todo comportamiento es comunicación! ¿El comportamiento de su hijo se interpone en su aprendizaje durante su clase virtual? Primero, infórmeselo a su equipo IEP (por escrito). A continuación, se encuentran las preguntas que puede hacer y la información que pueden necesitar para poder ayudarlo a usted y a su hijo.

Resource: PDF Preguntas para hacerle al equipo escolar de su hijo para obtener apoyo con las conductas
Educación en el hogar, instrucción en el hogar y en el hospital, aprendizaje remoto … ¡¿Qué significan todos?!

Es importante comprender estos términos. Esta hoja informativa le ayudará a conocer las diferencias
para que pueda tomar una decisión informada para su familia.

Resource: PDF Educación en el hogar, instrucción en el hogar y en el hospital, aprendizaje remoto ... ¡¿Qué significan todos?!
Educación Pública Gratuitita y Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)

Bajo la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA), las escuelas públicas
están obligadas a proporcionar a cada estudiante que tiene un Programa de Educación
Individualizado (IEP) una Educación Pública Gratuita y Apropiada (Free and Appropriate
Public Education).

Resource: PDF Educación Pública Gratuitita y Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)
Adaptaciones y modificaciones comunes en la escuela

Hay muchas formas en que los maestros pueden ayudar a los niños que tienen dificultades en la escuela. Aquí están algunas adaptaciones y modificaciones comunes que las escuelas y las familias pueden discutir como posibles opciones para los niños.

Resource: PDF Adaptaciones y modificaciones comunes en la escuela
Factores especiales en el desarrollo del IEP

La Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) enumera cinco factores especiales que el
equipo del IEP de su hijo debe considerar al desarrollar el IEP de su hijo.

Resource: PDF Factores especiales en el desarrollo del IEP
Early Intervention Services: The IFSP

Once you know your child is eligible for an IFSP, you may have some questions. How do you get started on an IFSP? Who attends these meetings? What can I expect? Read on to learn the answers to these questions.

Resource: PDF The IFSP PDF Spanish - El IFSP
Parent IFSP Checklist

Now that your child is eligible for Early Intervention services, you will have a meeting to build the IFSP, or Individualized Family Service Plan. View this handy checklist as you plan for your IFSP meetings.

Resource: PDF Parent IFSP Checklist
IFSP Process

Early Intervention Services are for children with disabilities ages 0-2. It begins with a parent concern about your child’s development. Read more on how this process begins and what it looks like.

Resource: PDF IFSP Process
The Parts of an IFSP

The IFSP document can be quite long and hard to understand. It has a lot of good information that can support your child during this time of learning and growth. This factsheet labels each section of the IFSP and tells you a little bit about what should be here. Remember, you know your child best and can work together with your team to make a great IFSP!

Resource: PDF The Parts of an IFSP
How to Think College

Students should use this guide to help them conduct a college search.

Resource: PDF How to Think College
Student College Resource Guide

Thinking about college can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions and so many options. It can
feel like the biggest decision of your life. But it’s really just a lot of little choices. This student guide pulls
together some information that we hope will help. Remember, you have to do what’s right for you. Trust yourself!!

Resource: PDF Student College Resource Guide
Benefits of Effective Family Engagement: For Students, Parents, and Educators

This factsheet provides examples of the benefits of effective family engagement in three categories: benefits for students, benefits for parents, and benefits for educators.

Resource: PDF Benefits of Effective Family Engagement PDF Beneficios de la participaciónfamiliar efectivaPara estudiantes, padres y educadores
Health Care Transition Webinar

Watch PPMD’s Health Care Transition webinar here to learn about the process of moving a child to an adult model of health care. Be sure to check out our companion factsheet for more Health Care Transition resources.https://youtu.be/QJ4xIi_xtrs

Resource: PPMD Webinar Health Care Transition PDF Health Care Transition Companion Factsheet
Accommodations and Modifications

What is the difference between accommodations and modifications? Use this factsheet to better understand the differences.

Resource: PDF Accommodations and Modifications
Recursos de autocuidado
Esta es una lista de recursos de autocuidado que puede usar en casa.

 

Resource: PDF Recursos de autocuidado
Reuniones de ZOOM
Aprenda a usar Zoom con este recurso
Resource: PDF Reuniones de ZOOM
Etiqueta de ZOOM

Sugerencias para el éxito del aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes

Resource: PDF Etiqueta de ZOOM
5 Special Factors in IEP Development

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that your child’s IEP team must consider while developing your child’s IEP. Use this factsheet to learn about these five special factors.

Resource: PDF 5 Special Factors in IEP Development PDF Factores especiales en el desarrollo del IEP
Common Accommodations and Modifications in School

There are many ways teachers can help kids who are struggling in school. Here are some
common accommodations and modifications that schools and families can discuss as possible options for kids.

Resource: PDF Common Accommodations and Modifications in School PDF Adaptaciones y modificaciones comunes en la escuela
Integrated Tiered System of Supports

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) supports using a multi-tiered or level system of supports. This gives educators the tools needed to meet the needs of ALL students. Learn about Integrated Tiered System of Supports with this factsheet.

Resource: PDF Integrated Tiered System of Supports
Homeschooling, Home & Hospital Instruction, Remote Learning… What Do They All Mean?!

Understanding terms is important. Use this factsheet to understand the difference between home school, home and hospital instruction, and remote learning.

Resource: PDF Homeschooling, Home & Hospital Instruction, Remote Learning... What Do They All Mean?! PDF Educación en el hogar, instrucción en el hogar y en el hospital, aprendizaje remoto ... ¡¿Qué significan todos?!
Free Appropriate Public Education

Use this factsheet to understand what it means to truly have Free and Appropriate Public Education.

Resource: PDF Free Appropriate Public Education PDF Educación Pública Gratuititay Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)
School Policy vs. IDEA

School has started which means there are many policies and guidance being sent. Here is a quick one-pager to remind you of the importance of your child’s IEP.

Resource: PDF School Policy vs. IDEA PDF Política Escolar vs. IDEA
Specially Designed Instruction Is and Is Not

Use this guide to understand what is and what isn’t Specially Designed Instruction (SDI).

Resource: PDF SDI Is and Is Not PDF Instrucción especialmente diseñada o Specially Designed Instruction en inglés (SDI)
Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities

Watch our webinar about Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities to learn about the importance of discussing sexuality, comprehensive sex education, sexual development, and more with your children and adolescents.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities PDF Tips to Support Learning about Sexuality PDF Misunderstandings about Sex Education PDF Sexuality and DD Resources for Families
Questions to Ask Your Child’s School Team for Support with Behaviors

PPMD collaborated with TIES Center to bring you a factsheet that will help you ask questions to your child’s school team to support your child’s behaviors at home during distance learning.

Resource: PDF Questions to Ask Your Child’s School Team for Support with Behaviors PDF Preguntas para hacerle al equipo escolar de su hijo para obtener apoyo con las conductas
Transition in Maryland – 5 Tips for Families

Its Back to School Time! During this time of COVID when so many parents are figuring out and doing a great job around virtual learning, others are also thinking about transition. Transition planning is as important as reading and math. It is important for you, as the family of a student with a disability, to actively participate and partner in the transition planning process. In this video, we will provide you with Five helpful tips for developing a strong transition plan that will help your student with disabilities achieve their greatest potential. For questions about transition please contact The Parents’ Place of Maryland at 1-800-394-5694.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Transition in Maryland - 5 Tips for Families PPMD Webinar Transición en Maryland - 5 consejos para familias
School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

The CDC developed this tool to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to school.

Resource: URL School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
Ditch the Clip! Why Clip Charts are NOT a PBIS Practice and What To Do Instead

Read this to learn why clip charts are inconsistent with a PBIS approach and can be harmful. This document also describes alternative strategies that are more likely to improve student behavior while promoting a safe, positive classroom.

Resource: PDF Ditch the Clip!
MSDE TAB: Home and Hospital Teaching Supplement on Students with Disabilities

View the Maryland State Department of Education’s Technical Assistance Bulletin on Home and Hospital Teaching. This document answers frequently asked questions, that you may have, about about Home and Hospital Teaching.

Resource: PDF MSDE TAB: Home and Hospital Teaching
Parent Tips for a Virtual IEP Meeting

IEP meetings will still be held despite not being able to meet in person. Read these tips on how to prepare and take part in a virtual IEP meeting.

Resource: PDF Parent Tips for a Virtual IEP Meeting PDF Consejos Para Padres Para Reuniones Virtuales de IEP
Transition Activities for School and Home

PPMD has compiled lists of transition activities to be used by educators and families. These lists include activities related to employment, postsecondary education, independent living, and activities specific for educators. Use these lists to find activities to support your transition aged youth.

Resource: PDF Transition Activities for Employment PDF Transition Activities for Postsecondary Education PDF Transition Activities for Independent Living PDF Transition Activities for Educators and Families
DOCUMENTACIÓN DE PROGRESO

DOCUMENTACIÓN DE PROGRESO y LOS ACTUALES NIVELES DE DESEMPEÑO

Resource: PDF Documentación de progreso
Youth Workforce Programs and Services Brochure

Use this brochure provided by the Department of Labor to learn about youth employment services and programs in your area.

Resource: PDF Youth Workforce Brochure
Resources for the Rare Disease Community

The following fact sheet was adapted from the webinar, “A Rare Response: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic” sponsored by National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) on March 31, 2020

Resource: PDF Resources for the Rare Disease Community PDF Chinese PDF French PDF Haitian Creole PDF Spanish PDF Russian
Financial Resources for Military Families

For a military family, the need for a financial resource can pop up when least expected. Use this resource to learn about direct services, financial support, or information and referral.

Resource: PDF Financial Resources for Military Families
A Family Toolkit: Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transition

Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group developed a new toolkit for families to use during the transition from pediatric to adult health care. It includes a set of tools for youth and parents/caregivers to use to better prepare for the transition to adult care.

Resource: PDF A Family Toolkit: Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transition
GOT Transition Webinar Healthcare Webinar & Companion Fact Sheet

Watch this PPMD webinar with GOT Transition for helpful resources on healthcare transition for your youth on PPMD’s YouTube channel, it includes the exciting new Health Care Transition Readiness Assessment for Students with an IEP!  Use this companion fact sheet for all the helpful links.

Resource: PDF GOT Transition Webinar Companion Fact Sheet URL PPMD Webinar with GOT Transition on HealthCare Transition for Youth
MSDE Bulletin on Secondary Transition Services

Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school. Transition planning begins in Maryland at age 14 as students explore and discover what they want their post-school goals and outcomes to be through career awareness activities.

Resource: PDF Secondary Transition
Questions to Ask When Selecting an Adult Service Provider

Ready to Select an Adult Service Provider for Your Young Adult with Disabilities?

If choosing an adult service provider or agency is part of your youth’s transition from school, you will want to be prepared with questions to ask to help you and your young adult determine which provider or agency is going to be the best suited to support his/her desired employment outcomes.  Here is a list of questions that may be helpful in making this important decision!

Resource: PDF Selecting an Adult Service Provider
IDEA Dispute Resolution Guides from CADRE

CADRE’s IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides inform parents about their dispute resolution rights and options. These Parent Guides now have companion videos. The videos include:  IEP Facilitation, Mediation, Written State Complaints, and Due Process.

Resource: URL CADRE IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides
CDC’s Milestone Moments Booklet

The Milestone Moments booklet includes full milestone checklists for all domains of early development. It covers ages 2 months through 5 years and matches the recommended ages for well-child visits. It includes age-appropriate activities that a parent can use at home to engage their child and encourage development.

Resource: URL CDC Milestone Moments URL Spanish: Indicadores del desarrollo
A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this guide provides information about autism and the transition to adulthood.

Resource: URL Transition Guide from Organization for Autism Research
Navigating the Special Education System Guide

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this special education guide is designed to give each family the information and tools needed to successfully navigate the education system anywhere in the country.

 

Resource: URL Navigating Special Education
A Guide for Military Families

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this guide is a resource for military families that have children with autism. Their purpose is to give each family the tools and access to information that it needs on its unique life journey through autism.

Resource: URL Guide for Military Families: Autism
A Guide to Safety

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this guide is an autism safety resource that covers a range of topics, including safety network development; prevention and management of wandering and elopement behaviors; relationship, physical, and sexual safety discussions; strategies to address bullying and online threats; and tips on money and workplace safety.

Resource: URL Guide to Safety: Autism
Concerned about Development: How to Get Help for Your Child Tip Sheet

CDC Tip Sheet for parents of children 0-5 who may have concerns about development.

Resource: URL CDC Tip Sheet on 0-5 Development
Baby’s Busy Day-Being One is So Much Fun

Baby’s Busy Day is a CDC children’s book that helps parents learn what one-year-old milestones to look for in their baby and provides them with tips on how they can help.

Resource: URL Baby’s Busy Day-Being One is So Much Fun (English) URL Spanish Book
Where is Bear? A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds

Where is Bear? is a CDC children’s book that teaches parents developmental milestones as they read to their child. It includes milestones for two-year-olds, warning signs of delay, and tips on how parents can support their child’s development.

Resource: URL Where is Bear? A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds (English) URL Spanish
Amazing Me-It’s Busy Being 3!

Amazing Me is a CDC children’s book for ages 2-3 that teaches parents developmental milestones as they read to their child. It includes milestones for three-year-olds, warning signs of delay, and tips on how parents can support their child’s development.

Resource: URL Amazing Me-It’s Busy Being 3! (English) URL Spanish
Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkits

This toolkit from the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is designed to provide self-advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to best advocate for their health and health care.

Resource: URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit URL Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkit
Medical ID: Guide to Use this Feature on Phones
Resource: URL The “Medical ID” Feature on Apple’s Health app URL In Spanish: The “Medical ID” Feature on Apple’s Health app
Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood Making Quality Community Care Affordable!

Resource: PDF Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood
Medicaid and Military Families

Children with disabilities in military families, if qualified, can get benefits from BOTH Medicaid and TRICARE. Learn about the options.

Resource: PDF Medicaid and Military Families
Extended Early Intervention Services

This fact sheet informs families about extending services from age 3 until kindergarten, through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Resource: PDF Extended Early Intervention Services
What Is The 5-day Rule and How Does It Affect Me?

This resource explains Maryland’s 5-Day Rule, a law that enables parents to prepare and participate in their child’s IEP.

Resource: PDF What Is The 5-day Rule and How Does It Affect Me? PDF ¿CUÁL ES LA REGLA DE LOS 5 DÍAS? ¿Y CÓMO ME AFECTA?
Formulario de denuncia de abuso, acoso e intimidación

Si desea denunciar un incidente de presunto de abuso, acoso e intimidación, este es el formulario que debes devuélvar al Director de la escuela del estudiante.

Resource: PDF Formulario de denuncia de abuso, acoso e intimidación
Introduccion a la Tecnologia de Asistencia

Infórmese sobre las opciones de la tecnología de asistencia (TA) que puden mejorar la independencia de personas con discapacidades.

Resource: PDF Introduccion a la Tecnologia de Asistencia
Toolkit to Help Boost Successful Transitions for Adolescents

This toolkit offers resources for Title V programs and public health professionals to ensure that adolescents with or without special health care needs receive the services necessary to transition to adult health care.

Resource: URL Toolkit to Help Boost Successful Transitions for Adolescents
Positive Behavior Support: Top 10 Tips for Parents

Get tips on positive behavioral support which involves strategically giving positive encouragement for desired behavior.

Resource: PDF Positive Behavior Support: Top 10 Tips for Parents PDF APOYO DE COMPORTAMIENTO POSITIVO: 10 CONSEJOS PRINCIPALES PARA PADRES
IEP Meeting Tips

Parents are equal members of the IEP team. Finding ways to effectively advocate for your child during IEP meetings can be difficult. These tips will help prepare you for your next meeting.

Resource: PDF IEP Meeting Tips
Finding Adult Providers

Looking for a healthcare provider for transition to adulthood is vital.  This factsheet offers key questions to consider, and to ask, while on your search.

Resource: PDF Finding Adult Providers
Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual

This policy manual outlines the process for use in the selection, administration, and evaluation of the effectiveness of instructional and assessment accommodations for students with disabilities and Section 504.

Resource: PDF Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual
The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

The nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains their role in the development of the IEP.

Resource: PPMD Webinar The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning
MSDE Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Process and Document Guide

This document,  developed by the Maryland State Department of Education,  details the Early Intervention Process for the state.

Resource: URL IFSP Process and Document Guide
Estate Planning for Special Needs

This PPMD webinar, featuring Stephen Elville, covered basic estate planning, universal concepts about leaving assets and financial and tax planning aspects of special needs planning.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Estate Planning for Special Needs
Putting it all Together Planning Financially for Special Needs

In this PPMD webinar, Eric Jorgensen dicussed ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts and how they can work together as well as First & Third Party Trusts.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Putting it all Together Planning Financially for Special Needs
Guardianship and Alternatives

In this PPMD webinar, guest speaker Stephen Elville discussed benefits and drawbacks of guardianship, alternatives to guardianship and the questions every family should ask before making the decision to pursue guardianship.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Guardianship and Alternatives
Maryland ABLE Informational Webinar

ABLE accounts allow individuals who receive benefits to maintain those benefits while building assets in a tax advantaged account. This session will provide an overview of the ABLE Act, a look at the features and specifications of the Maryland ABLE plan, information on treatment of account funds, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Maryland ABLE Informational Webinar
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

In this PPMD webinar, guest speaker Mr. Stephen Elville discussed Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, the benefits and drawbacks of both and what are the questions every family should ask before opening these accounts.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts
Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Services

This guide describes the range of home and community-based services available through Medicaid and can help consumers, families, and health care professionals make informed decisions about long-term care services.

Resource: PDF Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Services
Alternatives to Guardianship Supported Decision Making

Morgan Whitlatch joined us for this PPMD webinar to discuss practical alternatives to guardianship particularly supported decision-making,  a way people can make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives, while receiving any help they need to do so.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Alternatives to Guardianship Supported Decision Making
Sign it (American Sign Language Classes Online)

Learn American Sign Language at your own pace with a fun online course taught by ASL professionals.

The Signing Time Foundation also offers a program that provides free access to this course for families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children under age three (36 months). To apply for their My Deaf Child program, parents can fill out the short application at www.mydeafchild.org.

Resource: URL Sign It
Family Leadership in Language and Learning Cooperative

This cooperative ensures that federally-funded EHDI programs use research-based concepts that support families and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing babies and young children.

Resource: URL Family Leadership in Language and Learning Cooperative
Hands and Voices

Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Resource: URL Hands & Voices
Described and Captioned Media Program

The Described and Captioned Media Program provides premium media designed for students with disabilities and leads as a resource for families and teachers, supported by the Department of Education

Resource: URL Described and Captioned Media Program
National Association of the Deaf

The NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Resource: URL National Association of the Deaf
American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national organization that is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf or hard of hearing children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

Resource: URL American Society for Deaf Children
Hearing and Speech Agency

The Hearing and Speech Agency leads the way as a direct service provider, information resource center, and advocate for people of all ages and incomes who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech-language disabilities.

Resource: URL Hearing and Speech Agency
Maryland School for the Deaf

The Maryland School for the Deaf is Maryland’s school for the Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Resource: URL Maryland School for the Deaf
Understanding the Evaluation, Eligibility, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process in Maryland

This document contains information to help you understand your child’s rights, your rights and responsibilities, and the school’s responsibilities to meet the needs of your child. It also contains a description of the Child Find process, information about evaluation and eligibility, and information about the IEP process.

Resource: PDF Understanding the Evaluation, Eligibility, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process in Maryland
Questions and Answers on OCR’s Complaint Process

This document will answer questions about the OCR complaint process. It includes how to file a complaint and what to include.

Resource: URL Questions and Answers on OCR’s Complaint Process
Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities

This document includes general information about Section 504 and IDEA as well as answers to some questions about this topic.

Resource: URL Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and IDEA
Questions to ask when contacting your insurance company about therapy/habilitative services for your child

In this document you will find information on how to make sure your child has a supportive health care team that meets your child’s needs. It also covers how to make improvements by talking to your child’s doctor.

Resource: PDF Medical Home Parents
Maryland Oral Health Resource Guide

In this document you will find a list affordable dental care services organized by county for Maryland.

Resource: URL Maryland Oral Health Resource Guide
Maryland Health Connection

This link will take you to the Maryland Health Connection website.

Resource: URL Maryland Health Connection
Healthcare Coverage Options for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Maryland

This chart contains healthcare options for children with special needs in Maryland.

Resource: PDF Healthcare Coverage Options for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Maryland
Emergency Information Form for Children With Special Needs

Here find an emergency information form that you can complete for your child in preparation for a disaster or emergency.

Resource: PDF Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

In this document find tips on what you can do to prepare for an emergency or disaster as well as how to create an emergency plan for your child with special needs.

Resource: PDF Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
Maryland Relay

Maryland Relay provides assistive telecommunications equipment to qualified Marylanders.

Resource: URL Maryland Relay
Seizure Log/ Registro de Convulsiones

This form can be used to record duration, frequency, and other details about your child’s seizures that can help in treatment.

Resource: PDF Seizure Log / Registro de Convulsiones
Seizure Action Plan For School

This form helps in creating an action plan for your child with epilepsy which explains their condition and steps to follow when a seizure occurs.

Resource: PDF Seizure Action Plan for School
Model Section 504 Plan for a Student with Epilepsy

This form contains a sample list of accommodations and services that a student with epilepsy may require while they are at school.

Resource: PDF Model 504 Plan for a Student with Epilepsy
Individualized Seizure Action Plan/ Plan De Accion Durante Un Ataque

Here you will find form to complete your own seizure action plan for your child with epilepsy.

Resource: PDF Individualized Seizure Action Plan
Care Book

In this epilepsy care book you will find important forms to ensure you have your child’s medical needs recorded.

Resource: PDF Care Book

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