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Navigating Special Education for Autistic Students in Maryland - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 1/2
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
29:23
Link to recordings:
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
29:26
https://xminds.org/past-events
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
29:37
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsu5LVTqjSz2bzCxBaZCjRw
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
39:56
Please remember to mute your audio and turn off your cameras. Thank you!
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
40:18
If you have questions, post them here!
Vidhya!
41:01
What if the school psychologist's interpretation of the child's performance is different than the private psych evaluation?
Vidhya!
42:15
Will a recording of this presentation be available later?
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
43:04
Yes! It will be available at the xMinds YouTube channel. See links in the chat above.
Vidhya!
48:58
Any recommendation for getting my child tested for dyslexia (rising 3rd grader)?
Vidhya!
51:07
Our school IEP team did not document all the disabilities / diagnoses listed on a private psych evaluation? What should we do when such situation occurs?
Jesse Black
51:07
Do you have to give notice if you invite an advocate to an iep meeting?
Melissa Egan
52:35
If your child is currently attending in-person school, should we expect the school to provide us with an IEP, not an IDLP (Individualized Distance Learning Plan)? Even if our child is still learning virtually, should we advocate for an IEP?
Vidhya!
53:28
What should you do if you suspect that your child isn't receiving the accommodations listed on their 504 plan?
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
55:45
We are collecting questions for Monica to answer starting at 11am. Post them here!
Melissa Egan
57:16
What is the importance of ensuring something is documented in the Prior Written Notice vs. the Parent's Report?
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:06:13
Will the slides be shared with registrants?
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:07:09
You should be able to find the powerpoint in a couple of days on our past events page here: https://xminds.org/past-events
Vidhya!
01:08:17
Does home school have to provide approval if you think your child might benefit from the Asperger's program at a different school?
Carolina Harp
01:13:32
https://pfem39.wildapricot.org/placements
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:13:33
You can find an interactive map of where these services are offered on this page: https://xminds.org/placements
Carolina Harp
01:14:42
Elementary Services in MCPS: https://pfem39.wildapricot.org/elementary-services
Carolina Harp
01:15:19
Secondary Services (Grades 6-12): https://pfem39.wildapricot.org/secondary-services
Sandra
01:15:29
How I can request 1:1 resources from my son, when school refused to give it, (because there aren't enough people there)?
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:17:07
Appendix A:Criteria: http://archives.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/earlyinterv/docs/EligibilityToolParticipationGuidelines2016.pdfParental consent: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Documents/Special-Ed/TAB/17-02-ParentalConsent2017.pdf
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:23:27
We have NEVER received that!
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:23:43
Progress report
Ann - iPad Mini
01:24:07
At the middle school level, is ARS equivalent to a learning center? How does ARS differ from the general ed setting? What type of student is in ARS? Is the hours based program the same as general ed in middle school?
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:28:18
What do you do if the school is refusing/delaying doing testing and evaluations for services.
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:28:23
?
Vidhya!
01:32:31
How can truly tell if you child is performing at the grade level? Do we just take the teacher's word for it? I have seen their evaluations are so basic. In one evaluation, my child cheated on the evaluation and they used it as an evidence to show that she was performing at grade level.
Bonita Williams
01:32:46
Can you tell me how MCPS plans to provide compensatory education as a result of distance learning?
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:36:25
If your question does not get answered during the Q&A period, you can email Monica Martinez at mmartinez@martinezadvocacy.com
Carolina Harp
01:45:18
With MCPS announcement that it is thinking of providing Virtual School for the next school year to those students that choose to stay virtual, do you see any changes in IEP and the services that should be provided?
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:51:47
They are just saying they can't get to it right now.
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:53:10
It is Wednesday
Carolina Harp
01:56:21
Can the offer on interventions (math or reading intervention), replace Compensatory Services? Or are they the same?
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:57:27
Check mccpta.org for the Special Education meeting on April 28th. I will make sure it gets on the page. Or email me at laura_mitchell@comcast.net
Vidhya!
01:57:53
Thank you so much, Monica!
Laura Mitchell (she/her) Parkland MMS
01:58:09
Please put her email in the chat again
Ann - iPad Mini
01:58:10
Thank you all!!!!
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:58:26
Monica Martinez email: mmartinez@martinezadvocacy.com
Jean Winegardner (she/her)
01:58:35
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