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Printable Downloads to Help Manage Your Child’s IEP

From Understood

Navigating your child’s IEP can be tricky. These printable downloads from Understood can help make the process easier. Use them to monitor your child’s progress, track communications with the school, and more.

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PBIS: What You Need to Know

By Andrew M.I. Lee, J.D.

If your child struggles with behavior, you may worry about your child getting in trouble at school. Some schools have tried to be proactive and encourage good behavior through an approach called PBIS. PBIS stands for positive behavioral interventions and supports.

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Understanding the IEP Process

Strengthening Relationships with Positive Advocacy

A presentation by Beth Benevides, Howard County Autism Society

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Functional Behavioral Assessment

What Are Children Trying to Tell Us: Assessing the Function of Their Behavior

A presentation by Paul Livelli, Ph. D., Kids First Educational and Behavioral Consulting

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Warning Signs that a Child is Being Bullied

Learn the warning signs that may indicate that your child has been the victim of bullying and what to do if you think your child is being bullied. Find out who to talk to and what actions you can take to ensure your child’s safety.

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Transportation and Special Education Students

What legal rights do students have?
By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law

School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and their families. When does the district have to provide transportation? Who decides how and when transportation occurs? Is transportation on my child’s IEP? How do I know what my rights are for my child’s transportation? Can my child have an aide on the bus? These are a few questions that come up every year before school starts, and for summer services.