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Out of School Time for All

Tips for Parents and Caregivers from Disability Rights Maryland

Taking part in fun, engaging activities outside the school day is good for all children. Giving young people with and without disabilities the opportunity to participate together is beneficial to all.

Your child should be able to participate fully in an out-of-school-time program

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Justice Department Settles Discrimination Complaint Against After-School Child-Care Provider

October 10, 2017

The Justice Department reached an agreement with Bar-T Year Round Programs for Kids (Bar-T), located in Montgomery County, Maryland, to remedy alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations, including child care centers, from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and those associated with them.

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ReadyRosie: Family Engagement Resource

Quick videos show families how to find learning moments in day-to-day activities.

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are.

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Endrew Decision Creates Important New Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

from The Bazelon Center

The Supreme Court’s March 2017 decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District announced a new and more demanding standard for educating students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Native Language and the IEP Process

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin
Revised Aug. 15, 2017

If the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team is not cognizant of the native language of a student, it may not accurately assess what the student knows and can do. The IEP team must consider the language needs of the student

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Parental Consent Under Maryland Law

Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin
August 31, 2017

On April 10, 2017, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 710, which amended Education Article §8-405(f) to require that an individualized education program (IEP) team must obtain the written consent of a parent