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ED Releases Final Regulations Under Part B of IDEA On December 12, the Department of Education released the final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These regulations are aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.  The regulations will address […]

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On December 19, 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law. This federal law will give many people who acquired disabilities prior to the age of 26 the ability to open tax-exempt bank accounts wit​​​hout losing eligibility for federal means-tested benefits. Funds in these accounts can be used for disability-related […]

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Funding for Service Animals Guest post contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP, MDTAP As defined by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), a service animal is a dog (or a miniature horse) that is trained to help people with disabilities by performing a task or doing work. Examples of work or tasks that could be […]

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Digital Accessibility Toolkit for State and District Education Leaders Accessibility of websites and other digital technologies have seen increased attention this year from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights when it comes to state departments of education and school districts. eSchool News published a recent article about a Digital Accessibility Toolkit for state […]

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The State of Maryland continues to implement steps toward a functional ABLE Program by October of 2017.  In accordance with Governor Hogan’s customer service initiative, it is imperative that Maryland’s program be responsive to constituent needs.  Please take a moment to complete this customer survey to assess your needs as it relates to construction of the ABLE […]

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Courtesy of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Achieving a Better Life Experience: ABLE What’s up in Maryland and around the nation? Maryland’s legislature passed a bill last April to create the “Maryland ABLE Program,” making it possible for individuals with disabilities to open accounts similar to college savings plans but to save for disability related expenses. The […]

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