FCC ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT!

FCC ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT!The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households having difficulties paying for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms. Read more here:

Resource: PDF FCC Broadband Benefit PDF Spanish PDF French PDF Chinese PDF Russian PDF Haitian Creole
Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is part of a national collaboration to create a virtual “Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.” The Center created the attached plain language social story regarding getting the vaccine.

Resource: PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine PDF Spanish PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Chinese PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - French PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Russian PDF Social Story: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine - Haitian Creole
Benefits of Effective Family Engagement: For Students, Parents, and Educators

This factsheet provides examples of the benefits of effective family engagement in three categories: benefits for students, benefits for parents, and benefits for educators.

Resource: PDF Benefits of Effective Family Engagement PDF Beneficios de la participaciónfamiliar efectivaPara estudiantes, padres y educadores
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.

Resource: PDF 5 Special Factors in IEP Development PDF Factores especiales en el desarrollo del IEP
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.

Resource: PDF Common Accommodations and Modifications in School PDF Adaptaciones y modificaciones comunes en la escuela
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.

Resource: PDF Homeschooling, Home & Hospital Instruction, Remote Learning... What Do They All Mean?! PDF Educación en el hogar, instrucción en el hogar y en el hospital, aprendizaje remoto ... ¡¿Qué significan todos?!
Free Appropriate Public Education

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

Resource: PDF Free Appropriate Public Education PDF Educación Pública Gratuititay Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)
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.

Resource: PDF School Policy vs. IDEA PDF Política Escolar vs. IDEA
Specially Designed Instruction Is and Is Not

Use this guide to understand what is and what isn’t Specially Designed Instruction (SDI).

Resource: PDF SDI Is and Is Not PDF Instrucción especialmente diseñada o Specially Designed Instruction en inglés (SDI)
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.

Resource: PDF Questions to Ask Your Child’s School Team for Support with Behaviors PDF Preguntas para hacerle al equipo escolar de su hijo para obtener apoyo con las conductas
Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? Checklist

This checklist can be used to help you decide if you are comfortable with your child returning to school
in-person. Discuss your concerns with your child’s health care provider and school team.

Resource: PDF Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? PDF ¿Estoy listo para que mi hijoasistaa la escuela en persona? PDF Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? - French PDF Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? - Haitian Creole PDF Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? - Russian PDF Am I Ready for My Child to Attend School In-Person? - Chinese
Resources for the Rare Disease Community

The following fact sheet was adapted from the webinar, “A Rare Response: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic” sponsored by National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) on March 31, 2020

Resource: PDF Resources for the Rare Disease Community PDF Chinese PDF French PDF Haitian Creole PDF Spanish PDF Russian
Parent Guides for Face Mask Use

PPMD has created a factsheet with helpful hints for getting your child to wear a face mask.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School created these resources for parents to support their children in wearing face masks.

Resource: PDF PPMD's Helpful Hints for Face Masks PDF Consejos útiles para las mascarillas faciales PDF PPMD's Helpful Hints for Face Masks - Chinese PDF PPMD's Helpful Hints for Face Masks - Haitian Creole PDF PPMD's Helpful Hints for Face Masks - French PDF PPMD's Helpful Hints for Face Masks - Russian PDF I Can Stay Healthy by Wearing a Face Mask PDF Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask PDF Help Your Child Feel Good about Using and Seeing Others Wearing Face Masks
TOP 10 TIPS for Distance Learning for Young Children

Use this resource to learn tips for distance learning if you have young children.

Resource: PDF Top 10 Tips for Young Children PDF French PDF Haitian Creole PDF Russian PDF Chinese
Self-Care Resources

Watch this PPMD webinar for helpful tips about taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Use these companion tip sheets and resources.

Resource: PPMD Webinar Take Care of Yourself: Self-Care Webinar PDF Self-Care Resources PDF Recursos de autocuidado PDF Self-Care Resources - Russian PDF Self-Care Resources - Haitian Creole PDF Self-Care Resources - French PDF Self-Care Resources - Chinese PDF Ways to Improve Resilience and Well-Being PDF Ways to Improve Resilience and Well-Being - French PDF Ways to Improve Resilience and Well-Being - Haitian Creole PDF Ways to Improve Resilience and Well-Being - Russian PDF Ways to Improve Resilience and Well-Being - Chinese PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Chinese PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - French PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Haitian Creole PDF Reflective Questions for Mindfulness - Russian PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma - Chinese PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma - Spanish PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma - French PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma - Haitian Creole PDF Resources to Lessen COVID-19 Trauma - Russian
COVID-19 and What’s Next: What Parents Need to Know Webinar & Companion Resources

Watch this PPMD webinar for helpful resources on what you need to know about how the COVID-19 Pandemic and School Closures affect your child’s education and special education services on PPMD’s YouTube channel, linked below in the resource section. Use these companion tip sheets and resources.

Resource: PPMD Webinar COVID-19: What's Next? Webinar PDF Top 10 Tips for Parents - COVID-19 PDF Top 10 Tips for Parents - COVID-19 - French PDF Top 10 Tips for Parents - COVID-19 - Haitian Creole PDF Top 10 Tips for Parents - COVID-19 - Russian PDF Top 10 Tips for Parents - COVID-19 - Chinese PDF Monitoring Progress How to Document the Impact of Online Learning PDF Sample Progress Monitoring Pages PDF Progress Monitorying Pages Spanish - LOS ACTUALES NIVELES DE DESEMPEÑO PDF Disability Rights MD Guide for Parents in Continuity of Learning URL PPMD's Youtube Channel PDF 10 Consejos PrincipalesComo Navegar la Educación EspecialDurante COVID-19
Dreambox Learning

Some schools are using Dreambox Learning – find out what you need to know about this tool.

Resource: PDF Dreambox Learning PDF Dreambox - Spanish
Zoom & Tele-Therapy Resource Guides for Parents

PPMD has created three new resource pages to help parents prepare their children to participate effectively for Zoom classes and Tele-therapy. The resource pages focus on how to use Zoom, Zoom etiquette, and preparing for a virtual meeting.

Resource: PDF Zoom Etiquette Guide for Students PDF Etiqueta de ZOOM PDF How to Prepare for Zoom Meetings and Tele-therapy PDF Recursos de autocuidado PDF How to Prepare a Student for a Virtual Meeting PDF Cómo preparar a un alumno para una reunión virtual

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