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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.


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.


U.S. Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter

The U.S. Department of Education issued guidance (not a mandate) on August 1, 2016, in the form of a Dear Colleague letter that emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that the repeated use of disciplinary actions may suggest that children with disabilities may not be receiving appropriate behavioral interventions and supports.


Starting a New IEP Advocacy Year: Back to School Tips

It’s that time again! For parents of children with special needs, “back to school” means the start of a new IEP advocacy year. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

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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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