Parent Resources
The Friends of MANSEF serve in an advisory capacity to the MANSEF Board of Directors to address matters of family involvement and communication and act as a core group of advocates to help educate government leaders, policy makers and members of the public about the educational needs of children with disabilities. Parents and family members interested in becoming part of Friends of MANSEF should contact us.

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The resouces and documents we think parents will find useful.

PDF File A Family Guide to Next Steps - May 2010: What to do when your child in early intervention turns 3

PDF File An Important Message about Nonpublic Special Education

PDF File Autism Speaks Special Education Guide Summary, process and practical tips to understanding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

PDF File Building IEPs with Maryland Families: A guide to developing, implementing and reviewing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

PDF File Children's Mental Health Matters: A summary of advancements and opportunities ahead for children with behavioral health needs and their families

PDF File DC Special Education Law Summary

PDF File Early Childhood Websites

PDF File Execeptional Parent article by Bev Johns - Sept 2013 on IDEA: IDEA and what it means for students with disabilities

PDF File Extended Year Resources

PDF File Federal Guidance on Medicaid Services for Children with Autism

PDF File Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) Article by the National Autism Network

PDF File Guidance on the Transition Years a Handbook for families struggling to help their child with mental health disabilities transition to adulthood

PDF File IDEA Overview

PDF File LRE Guide from Pacer: A simplified guide to key legal requirements for Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

PDF File Parent Involvement in Placement Decisions

PDF File Parent's Guide to Habilitative Services - 2013: For parents of children requiring physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy

PDF File Parental Consent

PDF File Possibilities Financial Guide: A financial resource developed for parents of children with disabilities

PDF File Procedural Safeguards Notice

PDF File School Ends IEP Services: What to do if a school removes your child from an IEP

PDF File Transition Tool Kit September 2016

PDF File Understanding the IEP Process in MD: A guide to help parents better understand their child's rights

PDF File US Dept of Ed - Q & A on Endrew Supreme Court Case

PDF File View the Educational Continuum in Maryland