Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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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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Back To School

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.

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Free Appropriate Public Education

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

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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.

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Behavior

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.

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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.

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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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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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Community Resources

Lower Shore Judy Centers Webinar

Watch this webinar to learn about the Judy Centers on the Lower Shore of MD.

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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.

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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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COVID-19 Issues

Tips to Support Mask-Wearing for Students with Disabilities

Check out this MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin about mask-wearing for students with disabilities.

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OSEP Question and Answer for IDEA Part B

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of
Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,
issues this Question and Answer (Q & A) document in response to inquiries concerning
implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision
of services in the current COVID-19 environment. View here.

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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.

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Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning Feedback Form

Use this form to collect data on your child’s learning during virtual/remote/distance learning. After you fill out the form, you should share it with your child’s IEP or 504 team.

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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.

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Family Guide to At-Home Learning

This guide has practical strategies that work for helping children of all ages who may be struggling with an at-home learning task. Families may find these strategies useful when helping their children complete various reading, math, and/or behavioral tasks at home.

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Early Childhood

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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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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En Español

Recursos de autocuidado
Esta es una lista de recursos de autocuidado que puede usar en casa.

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Reuniones de ZOOM
Aprenda a usar Zoom con este recurso

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Etiqueta de ZOOM

Sugerencias para el éxito del aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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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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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

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.

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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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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.

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Military Family Resources

What Military Families Need to Know about COVID-19

The National Military Family Association has created a hub of information for military families regarding COVID-19. This website is updated regularly.

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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.

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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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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

Accommodations and Modifications

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

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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.

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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.

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Transition

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

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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.

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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.

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