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The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

20 U.S.C. §§ 1400, et seq.
IDEA is our nation’s special education law. It governs the way that states, school districts, and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to our country's eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Title 20 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) is divided into sections: §§1400-1419 concern the education of all students with disabilities, while §§1421-44 deal strictly with infants and toddlers with disabilities.

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The Code of Federal Regulations

34 C.F.R. §§ 300.1-.818
The federal regulations governing special education are written by the U.S. Department of Education, as a way of interpreting the IDEA, and spelling out its mandates in further detail.

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The Code of Maryland Regulations

COMAR §§ 13A.05.01-11
The Code of Maryland Regulations, or COMAR, is the official codification of the laws of the State of Maryland.

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Decoding Dyslexia

Grassroots movement driven by Maryland families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in Maryland public schools.

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Have you talked with your child's school team about Extended School Year services (ESY)? This is often 'skipped' over during IEP meetings as an already checked box or because district information wasn't available yet. Here's a good overview:

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The role of the student’s IEP team is to identify supports, accommodations, and modifications that can be implemented in the classroom and allow the student to achieve their educational goals.


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