Sharing information and making it accessible to everyone is what Maryland Learning Links is all about. Everyone who experiences a child with a disability faces their own challenges and successes, but one thing all educators and families share is questions. Each disability has unique behaviors and characteristics that place it in its own category according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA).
It is important to know about these categories, so you can advocate effectively for a child's unique needs that may require specialized instruction. Here, you’ll find the technical IDEA and State definitions of disabilities followed by more easy-to-understand Maryland Learning Links facts. Follow the links to fact sheets that include more in-depth information as well as personal stories of children with disabilities.
Just click on the disability listed below:
PGCPS Department of Special Education Website: http://www1.pgcps.org/specialeducation/index.aspx?id=31708
Special Education Instruction
How do you plan, instruct and assess so that all of your students learn and achieve to their maximum potential? In this part of the site, we focus on a variety of real-world tools and strategies that can assist you in promoting success for all your students. The featured topics include ways that general and special educators can blend their knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities.
Learn more about:
Adapted Physical Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Response to Intervention (RtI)