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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Educational Tid Bits


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Jan, 17,
Ed Department Urged To Ban Seclusion In Schools

June 20,
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program announces FY 2020 "Open Season" for accepting Random Selection Applications.  The LISS Providers are currently accepting Random Selection Applications for ROUND 1.  Applications for Round 1 will be accepted until June 30, 2019.  Any Applications received after June 30th and before November 29, 2019, will be placed in the random selection for Round 2. 

Please note: LISS Random Selection Applicants will be notified by their LISS Provider after the Random Selection Process is completed.

You may download the Random Selection Application Here:

Please submit your completed Random Selection Application by mail or in person to the provider below who serves your county:

Maryland Community Connection
Attn: LISS Unit
4401 Nicole Drive, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-583-8880/Toll free: 877-622-6688
Counties served: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester

Penn-Mar Human Services
Attn: LISS Unit
310 Old Freeland Road, Freeland, Maryland 21053
Phone: Toll free: 877-282-8202/TTY: 711/Fax: 410-357-4767
Counties served: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard and Washington

In Addition, Penn-Mar will be having LISS Informational Sessions at the following locations/times/dates.  Find out about the LISS program and turn in our Random Selection Application.

Please contact our office to RSVP: or 877-282-8202.

May 10,
Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling

May 8,
Almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating on time. Here’s why they’re not.

March 12 2018,
Trump proposes new school choice investments, 10 percent cut to other education spending in budget that echoes those Congress has twice rejected

March 12,

Sept. 5,
Quick Guide to Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education
Aug. 31,

After Special Education Court Order, Families Keep Pushing For Services 

May 3,

April 25,

 College Resources for Students with Disabilities

April 24,

Students with disabilities experience not only low expectations, but too often, none at all

April 20,

ADHD is Different in Women

April 18,

Montgomery County Public Schools Special Education Parent Summit

There should be more events as this, the only way to make progress is to work together.  The idea of education is to give the students the tools to reach their full potential and this can only achieved by good working partnerships.

April 16,

Disabled not being heard in education directives

April 13,


March 27

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos pictured with students in 2017. DeVos fielded questions from lawmakers this week on her agency's decision to delay a special education regulation and on the accuracy of her department's data on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

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