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Welcome our newest staff member, Mariela!

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.


RELATED RESOURCES

Transition Planning Guide For Individuals with Disabilities

The Maryland State Department of Education Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities provides information to students, parents/guardians, educators, and community agencies about the transition process. Although every student will have individualized transition goals and outcomes, this guide provides “preliminary” information about the requirements of the transition process under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) as well as recommended strategies and resources to acquire a positive outcome.

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American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national organization that is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf or hard of hearing children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

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Maryland School for the Deaf

The Maryland School for the Deaf is Maryland’s school for the Deaf and hard of hearing students.

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