MSDE TAB on Serving Children w/Disabilities Under IDEA During School Closure Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin on Serving Children w/Disabilities Under IDEA During School Closure Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

And COPAA’s FAQ: Let’s Work Together to Embrace the IDEA and Educate Students

Resource: PDF MSDE TAB on Serving Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic URL COPAA's FAQ: Let’s Work Together to Embrace the IDEA and Educate Students
Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Resource: URL Virtual Activities for Teachers and Families COVID-19 PDF Teaching Remotely to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students URL Brief Video (signed and captioned):Tips for preventing the spread of COVID 19 from the CDC. URL Brief Video (signed and captioned): how to manage at home if you suspect that you might have COVID 19 from the CDC.
OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws & HIPAA Flexibilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that privacy restrictions on platforms for telehealth have been waived during the COVID-19 Emergency. OCR’s Notice of Enforcement Discretion allowing providers to serve patients where they are through commonly used apps like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom to provide telehealth remote communications. (Otherwise HIPAA and FERPA rules could have gotten in the way of online delivery of therapy and other health services
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PPMD Resource List for Coronavirus Pandemic

PPMD links to many Maryland based resources, available in English and Spanish

Resource: PDF PPMD Resource List - Coronavirus PDF PPMD Resource List - Coronavirus (Spanish)
Updated Coronavirus Links for MD Dept of Health and MSDE

Update Information on Coronavirus Pandemic in Maryland to include the Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland State Department of Education: closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020

Resource: URL Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Website URL Maryland State Department of Education
US Dept of Ed COVID-19 Supplemental Fact Sheet

March 21, 2020 Document: reaffirms the rights of students to receive educational instruction and related services under federal special education law during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they offered additional clarification about how states can creatively serve all students including students with disabilities. 

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US Dept of Ed-OSEP Q&A

U.S. Dept of Education-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has released this informal guidance a set of questions and answers about the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on federal special education policies supporting school-aged children with disabilities

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Wrightslaw Q&A on FAPE and Coronavirus

Wrightslaw just put out a newly published resource to answer questions about IEPs, IEP meetings and evaluations, and additional resources for at home support.

Resource: URL Q&A on FAPE regarding Coronavirus Pandemic URL Wrightslaw resources for home during Pandemic
Coronavirus Social Story

New Coronavirus Social Story from The Autism Educator

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Maryland Emergency Refill Protocols

Per 2010 Maryland Code: HEALTH OCCUPATIONS–TITLE 12 -PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACIES, Subtitle 5 -Practice of Pharmacy and Operation of Pharmacies, Section 12-506 – Guidelines for unauthorized refills:

Under normal circumstances: A pharmacist can provide one refill of a prescription (not exceeding a 14-day supply) WITHOUT authorization. In this case the pharmacist must notify the authorized prescriber of the refill within 72 hours.

Under a state of emergency: A pharmacist can provide 1 refill not exceeding a 14-day supply. Pharmacist must notify authorized prescriber of the refill within 7 days.

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Maryland Free Student Meals During Coronavirus Pandemic

List of Maryland distribution sites for Free Student Meals in both English and Spanish

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US Dept of Education-Office of Civil Right Fact Sheet

March 18, 2020: US Department of Education-Office of Civil Rights released a Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students

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Stop the Spread of Germs – Multiple Languages

Graphic developed in several languages

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Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus

This easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus is from SARTAC was written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information).

Resource: URL Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus URL Spanish Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus
Cartoon for Kids About Coronavirus

For your children, National Public Radio (NPR) collaborated with experts in social work and mental health to provide this cartoon for kids.

Resource: PDF URL NPR Story about Cartoon for Kids About Coronavirus
Current resources and information on the Coronavirus Pandemic

You can find resources from the State of Maryland and national groups in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in our Resource Section

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