Welcome our newest staff member, Mariela!

Please join us in welcoming Mariela Pijem, our Latino Outreach Coordinator.

Mariela comes to us from Puerto Rico via New Mexico where she has worked extensively with outreach, training, and support of Spanish speaking families. She has worked in the field for over ten years helping families wherever they are in their journey by providing information and support so they can become their child’s best advocate.

Mariela has an undergraduate degree in Humanities and a masters in Special Education. She also brings the personal perspective of being a sibling, she has a sister with Down syndrome and her twin has Epilepsy.


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 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.

Resource: PPMD Webinar

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