Military Family Resources

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.

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Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood

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

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Military Parents: Guide for Schools & Parents Compact

GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS/PARENTS

What is the Compact?

The Compact deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocations. It allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

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A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (Available in English and Spanish)

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

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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.

 

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Behavior

Positive Behavior Support: Top 10 Tips for Parents

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

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Maryland’s New Model Policy for Behavior Threat Assessment

The MD Safe to Learn Act of 2018 enacted updates for behavioral threat assessment teams in K-12 schools. This is MD’s policy and procedure guide.

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Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans

Learn about the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) process and developing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).

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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

Use this form to report an incident of alleged bullying harassment, or intimidation of a student.

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Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Incident School Investigation Form

This is the form that is used by school personnel when investigating reported incidents of bullying.

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Early Childhood

Concerned about Development: How to Help Your Child Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

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

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How to Talk to your Doctor Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

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

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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.

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En Español

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.

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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.

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Conozca a las Educadoras para Padres de PPMD

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hear to Learn

This website houses materials for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and aims to foster a community of learning.

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Sign it (American Sign Language Classes Online)

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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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Healthcare

GOT Transition Webinar Companion Fact Sheet

Watch this information Webinar with GOT Transition on healthcare transition for your youth on PPMD’s YouTube channel and use this companion fact sheet for all the helpful links.

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Taking Charge of My Health Care Toolkits

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Medical ID: Guide to Use this Feature on Phones

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Section 504

Section 504

This brief fact sheets gives an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a law banning disability discrimination in public schools.

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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.

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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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Special Education

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.

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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.

 

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Military Parents: Guide for Schools & Parents Compact

GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS/PARENTS

What is the Compact?

The Compact deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocations. It allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states.

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Community Resources

Picking a Summer Camp for a Child with a Disability or Different Needs

Here’s a great article from Exceptional Parent magazine on picking a summer camp! “Every child with a disability has different needs, even those with the same diagnosis. Families may be at a loss to find summer activities for their children with special needs.”

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Transition

GOT Transition Webinar Companion Fact Sheet

Watch this information Webinar with GOT Transition on healthcare transition for your youth on PPMD’s YouTube channel and use this companion fact sheet for all the helpful links.

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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.

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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!

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