What Is The 5-day Rule and How Does It Affect Me?
This resource explains Maryland’s 5-Day Rule, a law that enables parents to prepare and participate in their child’s IEP.
This brief fact sheets gives an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a law banning disability discrimination in public schools.
Introduccion a la Tecnologia de Asistencia
La tecnología de asistencia (TA) puede utilizarse para mejorar la independencia funcional de una persona con discapacidad. Infórmese sobre las opciones.
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 tips will help prepare you for your next meeting.
Tips to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP
A child’s IEP has lots of moving parts including forms and documents which can feel confusing. This fact sheet has tips that can help families be better prepared.
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.
Tips for Participating in Your Child’s IEP Meeting
IEP meetings can be overwhelming with lots of moving parts but it is important that families contribute and partner in the meeting. This checklist has some tips to help families more fully participate in their child’s IEP meeting.
Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice
This notice includes a full explanation of parental rights for children receiving services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
IEP Process Guide
This document, developed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), details the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
Maryland ABLE Informational Webinar
ABLE accounts allow individuals who receive benefits to maintain those benefits while building assets in a tax advantaged account. This session will provide an overview of the ABLE Act, a look at the features and specifications of the Maryland ABLE plan, information on treatment of account funds, and an opportunity for questions and answers.
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts
In this PPMD webinar, guest speaker Mr. Stephen Elville discussed Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, the benefits and drawbacks of both and what are the questions every family should ask before opening these accounts.