Autism Spectrum Disorder

Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

This document includes the CDC developmental milestones in a map format.

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Developmental Milestones Checklist (In both English & Español)

This CDC checklist included the developmental milestones a child should reach between the ages of 2 months old and 5 years old.

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Developmental Screening

This fact sheet contains information about developmental screening and answers questions about developmental delays and assessments.

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Behavior

Suspending a Student with a Disability

This document features information about suspension for students who have disabilities. It reviews how the IEP team looks at the disability, behavior, and the discipline process when making decisions.

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Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans

Learn how the IEP team uses observations while conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) for your child. This document included things that should appear in a behavior plan.

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Discipline of Students with Disabilities: MSDE Manual

This document addresses school behavior. It includes information about behavior assessments, the intervention process and the disciplinary requirements for suspension, detentions, etc. according to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Bullying

Directions for Completing the Victim of Bullying, Harassment, Or Intimidation Form

This document has instructions on how to complete a bullying, harassment, or intimidation form.

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Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting Form

You can fill out this form f there is an incident where your child has been bullied and you would like to report it.

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Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Incident School Investigation Form

Here you will find the form that can be filled out to report bullying.

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Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs

This resource contains information about bullying of children with disabilities as well as what you can do if you think your child is being bullied.

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Child Development

Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

This document includes the CDC developmental milestones in a map format.

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Developmental Milestones Checklist (In both English & Español)

This CDC checklist included the developmental milestones a child should reach between the ages of 2 months old and 5 years old.

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Developmental Screening

This fact sheet contains information about developmental screening and answers questions about developmental delays and assessments.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hear to Learn

The Hear to Learn website was developed to house these resources, bring people together, and foster a community of learning. We have had the opportunity to work with many individuals – students, parents and other professionals, passionate in their desire to help children succeed.

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Sign it (American Sign Language Classes Online)

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

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Family Leadership in Language and Learning Cooperative

Ensures that EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing babies, toddlers and young children identified through newborn hearing screening.

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Visual Language Visual Learning (VL2)

Informs the education community of research findings,  to present recommendations that educators and parents can use when addressing the multifaceted challenges of educating deaf and hard of hearing children.

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Emergency Preparedness

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.

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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.

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Epilepsy

Seizure Log/ Registro de Convulsiones

You will be able to track your child’s seizures with this form. It helps you record duration, frequency, and other details that can help your child’s doctor with treatment.

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Seizure Action Plan For School

This form will help you create an action plan for your child with epilepsy. It includes information about your child and the steps that need to be taken when a seizure occurs.

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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.

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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.

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Healthcare

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.

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Provided here is a list of 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.

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Questions to Ask Your Health Insurance Company About Your Child’s Habilitative Services Benefits

Provided here is a list of questions to ask when contacting your insurance company about therapy/habilitative services for your child.

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Parents’ Guide to Habilitative Services

Here you will find detailed information about different therapy options and the steps you can take if your insurance company does not cover these services.

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Section 504

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.

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OCR Complaint Consent Form

Here you will find a consent form needed for when you file an OCR complaint against a school or other educational program.

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OCR Complaint Form

This link will take you to an online form that can tell you if the Office of Civil Rights can help you with a complaint against a school, college, or education program, This website also provides alternative resources if you find an OCR complaint is not the best option.

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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.

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Special Education

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.

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What is the 5 Day Rule and how does it affect me?

This document contains information about the 5 day rule, documents you should receive from the IEP team before a meeting, and what to do if you do not receive these documents five business days in advance.

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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.

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Tips for Participating in Your Child’s IEP Meeting

This document provides tips for preparing for an IEP meeting as well as things to do after the IEP meeting to help you advocate for your child.

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Transition

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.

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Alternatives to Guardianship Supported Decision Making

Join Morgan Whitlatch, Legal Director of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and Lead Project Director of the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making to discuss practical alternatives to guardianship, particularly supported decision-making. Supported Decision-Making is a way people can make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives, while receiving any help they need to do so.

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Transition Planning Guide For Individuals with Disabilities

The Maryland State Department of Education Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities provides information to students, parents/guardians, educators, and community agencies about the transition process. Although every student will have individualized transition goals and outcomes, this guide provides “preliminary” information about the requirements of the transition process under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) as well as recommended strategies and resources to acquire a positive outcome.

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Heading for College with Special Health Care Needs, Student Preparation for a Successful Transition

This document shares helpful tips for students with special needs for preparing for transition into college.

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