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"... the most important considerations in devising educational programs for children with autistic spectrum disorders have to do with recognition of the autism spectrum as a whole, with the concomitant implications for social, communicative, and behavioral development and learning, and with the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual child across areas of development."
—Educating Children with Autism2001

MCPS/MSDE Publications
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

MCPS Parent Engagement

MCPS Special Education at a Glance, 2016-2017
This publication provides data for every public school in Montgomery County. The data shows how many students with disabilities are enrolled at each school, as well as levels of staffing and outcome measures. 

MCPS Special Education Program Service Locations (by cluster and school), 2017-2018
These charts list the special education programs and services provided at each school. The charts are organized by high school cluster. 

Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, and Accommodations Policy Manual (Updated October 2017)
Building IEPs With Maryland Families
Maryland Online IEP Learning Modules
Parental Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention, Preschool Special Education, and Special Education (Updated July 2017)
Technical Assistance Bulletin: Parental Consent under Maryland Law (Issued November 1, 201)

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities (December 28, 2016)
Office of Civil Rights Fact Sheet: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities (December 2016)
Questions & Answers (Q & A) on U.S. Supreme Court Case Decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1 (December 7, 2017)

Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in grades K-12

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