Autism Spectrum Disorder

Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

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

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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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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  • Document

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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  • Document

Early Childhood

Early Intervention Services for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

This technical assistance bulletin reviews early intervention services specifically for children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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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.

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Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

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

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  • PDF

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Early Intervention Services for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

This technical assistance bulletin reviews early intervention services specifically for children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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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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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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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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

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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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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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  • PDF

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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Special Education

Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The focus of this technical assistance bulletin is curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with disabilities. If curriculum, instruction, and assessments are implemented effectively, they result in positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

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IEP Process Guide

This document, developed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), details the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.

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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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  • PDF

Transition

Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Bulletin

This document discusses secondary transition and includes a list of most frequently asked questions.

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Estate Planning for Special Needs

– Basic estate planning and how conventional estate planning should be structured in coordination with special needs planning
– Universal concepts about planning for how to leave assets at death, along with how to plan for potential incapacity
– Financial and tax planning aspects of special needs planning

Guest speaker is Mr. Stephen Elville, principal of Elville and Associates. Mr. Elville’s work is centered in elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning with special emphasis in the areas of tax planning and asset protection.

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  • PPMD Webinar

Putting it all Together Planning Financially for Special Needs

– What is an ABLE account?
– What is a Special Needs Trust
– How an ABLE account can compliment a Special needs Trust
– The difference between a First & Third Party Trust

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  • PPMD Webinar

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