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

Positive Behavior Support: Top 10 Tips for Parents

Positive behavioral support involves learning to understand behavior and the motivation behind the behavior, and strategically giving positive support and encouragement for desired behaviors.  Here are some tips to get started.

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Maryland’s New Model Policy for Behavior Threat Assessment

The Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 enacted several updates and additions to the Annotated Code of Maryland related to behavioral threat assessment teams in Maryland K-12 schools. These changes serve to broaden the legislated purview of school behavior threat assessment teams, and provide schools with a model policy “for the establishment of an assessment team or teams in each local school system.”  This document is provided as a model policy, procedure, and guidance document for local school system’s school behavior threat assessment teams.

 

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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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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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Early Childhood

Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

The procedural safeguards notice includes a full explanation of parental rights in an easily understandable manner and in a parent’s native language. This procedural safeguards notice applies to children and families receiving services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and to children and youth with disabilities receiving services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

A School Nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains the role of the School Nurse in the development of the IEP and be a vital partner as our children grow and prepare for life after school.

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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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En Español

Introduccion a la Tecnologia de Asistencia

La tecnología de asistencia (TA) es cualquier tipo de tecnología que puede utilizarse para mejorar la independencia funcional de una persona con discapacidad. Infórmese sobre la TA y cómo puede ayudar a superar los desafíos y permitir que las personas con discapacidades mejoren su calidad de vida y lleven una vida más independiente.

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Conozca a las Educadoras para Padres de PPMD

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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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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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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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Healthcare

Healthy Living

 This factsheet includes questions you can ask or consider when you are beginning to consider healthcare transition into adulthood.

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Finding Adult Providers

Looking for a healthcare provider for a transition from adulthood is vital.  This factsheet gives you some key questions to consider, and to ask, while on your search.

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

It is always important to be prepared in case of an emergency but this is even more true when you have a child with a disabilities or a special healthcare need. The checklist will help to get you started in developing your plan.

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Section 504

IEP Meeting Tips

Parents are equal members of the IEP team.  Finding ways to effectively advocate for your child during IEP meetings can be difficult. These meeting tips will help prepare you for your next meeting.

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The Role of School Nurses in Transition Planning

A School Nurse can be a vital member of the IEP team. This short video explains the role of the School Nurse in the development of the IEP and be a vital partner as our children grow and prepare for life after school.

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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

Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual

The Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual presents a five-step process for use in the selection, administration, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the use of instructional and assessment accommodations, for students with disabilities and Section 504 Plans. The Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual was developed to ensure that:

Participation in assessments is consistent in all Maryland programs, schools, and school systems; Accessibility features and accommodations are provided to all eligible students; and Accessibility features and accommodations used in assessments are also used in daily instruction.

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Tips to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP

A child’s IEP has lots of moving parts including several pieces of paper which can feel confusing and hard to be prepared for their meeting. This fact sheet has tips that can help families be better prepared.

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10 Rules of Advocacy

You are your child’s best advocate but we all need help to advocate effectively. This fact sheet has 10 tips that can be helpful.

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Summer / Afterschool Activities

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

Toolkit to Help Boost Successful Transitions for Adolescents

Got Transition and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) have created a TOOLKIT that offers resources to help state Title V programs and public health professionals reach the goal of ensuring that adolescents with or without special health care needs receive the services necessary to make the transition to adult health care.

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Healthy Living

 This factsheet includes questions you can ask or consider when you are beginning to consider healthcare transition into adulthood.

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Approximate Timeline for Transition

This fact sheet provides an approximate timeline by age that can be used to guide transition-related activities.

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