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Parental Consent and IEPs: Important Changes to Maryland Law

Presented by Leslie Seid Margolis, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland
January 29, 2018

In July, a new Maryland law took effect to expand the rights of parents in the special education process—the right to consent or refuse to consent to certain actions proposed by the IEP team. In order to prepare parents for IEP discussions where parental consent may be requested, Leslie Seid Margolis explains the new law to parents,

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Extended School Year Eligibility and Services

A Presentation by Howard County Public Schools

Extended School Year (ESY) is the continuation of certain Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals related to critical life skills beyond the regular school year. ESY services will vary in intensity, location, inclusion of related services, and length of time, depending upon the student’s needs.

IEP / IFSP / 504 Basics

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A Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services in Maryland

The Preschool Special Education Services Guide provides families with an overview of the steps in Maryland’s IEP team process for preschool children,

Autism Resources

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Finding Resources: For Newly Diagnosed Families

Welcome to our community of families living with autism in Howard County. The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) provides support, fellowship, and resources.

As you learn more about your child’s diagnosis, here are a few resources to help you navigate the system. We know it can be overwhelming at first, but remember we are here to help.

Procedural Safeguards

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Changes in Maryland Law Regarding Parental Consent in the IEP Process

Disability Rights Maryland

The Special Education Fact Sheet from Disability Rights Maryland provides guidance to parents so they can make better, informed decisions before signing the new consent prepared in the technical bulletin from MSDE.