Maryland

Learn more about what Maryland is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 – Continuity of Learning for Maryland Schools

Summary: The Maryland Department of Education released a document which outlines IEP provision and additional funding available for students with disabilities to support continuity of learning in a virtual and/or distance learning environment.

Operated by: Maryland Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Mental Health, Stress, and Anxiety for Adolescents and Young Adults

Summary: This document includes frequently asked questions and resources for young adults with mental illnesses. It also lists various resources for adolescents dealing with mental health related concerns due to COVID-19, as well as assistance for families of those dealing with mental health difficulties.

Operated by: Maryland Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Providing Continuity of Learning to Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind, Low-vision, and Deafblind Students during COVID-19

Summary: These are guidance documents that support the continuity of learning for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind, Low-vision and Deafblind Students during school closures. 

Operated by: Maryland Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Providing Continuity of Learning to Students with Disabilities Through Nonpublic Special Education Schools during COVID-19

Summary: This document outlines guidance for the continuation of learning for students with disabilities. It also includes frequently asked questions. This document emphasizes providing necessary technology to students with disabilities and adjusting progress monitoring of students with disabilities. It generally discusses processes by which schools can create a least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.

Operated by: Maryland Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Serving Children with Disabilities Under IDEA During School Closures Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: These guidance documents address concerns and discuss online learning for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide resources and information on students with disabilities facing increased risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, both due to limited educational opportunities and serious health complications. Additionally, they require schools to provide equitable instruction to students with disabilities, adjusting IEP plans as needed.

Operated by: Maryland Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP