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Maryland Statewide IEP Process Guide

All Individualized Education Programs (IEP) written in Maryland follow a statewide format. Parents can refer to the Maryland Statewide IEP Process Guide to better understand the intent and purpose of each section of the statewide IEP as well as explanations of the IEP decision-making process.

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What You Need to Know About Adapted Physical Education

By Matthew Schinelli

What is adapted physical education?
“Adaptive physical education” refers to specially designed instruction based upon specific modifications to traditional instructional cues or curriculum skills.

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K-12 Career Explorer

The K-12 Career Explorer is based on the Maryland Career Development Framework and is designed for parents and teachers with children from pre-K through 12th grade.

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10 Questions Every Parent Should Ask at an IEP Meeting

By Carly Anderson

In my career as an elementary school teacher and intervention coordinator, I’ve sat in hundreds of individualized education program (IEP) meetings. They’re a regular part of my weekly schedule.


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Autism and Salsa: How One Mom is Teaching Her Son Life Skills

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:10:18 AM
A mother in Windham, Maine, has started a salsa cooking business that she's used to help teach and calm her son with autism, according to WCSH. March 10, 2015 [...]
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Watch: Girl With Autism Performs With Weird Al on Comedy Central

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 11:37:10 AM
Jodi DiPiazza, a 13-year-old pianist and singer with autism who brought down the house at 2012's Night of Too Many Stars, made another appearance at this year's event — this time performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic. March 09, 2015 [...]
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Adult with Autism Reenacts Scene From 'Aladdin' with Gilbert Gottfried

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 10:20:54 AM
Owen Suskind, who has autism got to reenact a scene from Aladdin with Gilbert Gottfried who voiced the character of Iago at a Night of Too Many Stars. March 09, 2015 [...]
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TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative Hosts Disney's Aladdin

Sun, Mar 08, 2015 4:54:17 PM
First ever autism-friendly performance of Disney's Tony Award-Winning Musical, Aladdin, completes fourth season of TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative's autism-friendly performances March 08, 2015 The [...]
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