The proposed FFY 2022 State Application under Part C of IDEA is also available for review by visiting the office of the lead agency director of any of Maryland's local Infants and Toddlers Programs.
The application includes a checklist of assurances that Maryland has policies and procedures in effect to comply with the requirements of IDEA. Maryland assures that policies and procedures will be in effect as changes in State and local procedures are made consistent with the IDEA. The plan for expenditure of state-level IDEA funds by category is also a component of the State Application.
Written comments will only be accepted from March 11, 2022 through April 11, 2022.
Comments must be addressed to:
Marcella Franczkowski, M.S.Assistant State Superintendent Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201OR
If you have any concerns regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Franczkowski at 410-767-0238.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPOTLIGHT: BUILDING BRIDGES
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) has partnered with The Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute to develop a NEW public service awareness program to promote awareness of early intervention and preschool special education services that are available to families of children in Maryland - from birth to kindergarten - through the DEI/SES Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program and Preschool Special Education Services. Support the effort to reach families.
The MITP provides monitoring and technical assistance to 24 local Infants and Toddlers Programs (LITPs) throughout Maryland. These programs are composed of local departments of education, health, social services, and other public and private providers identified by each jurisdiction. LITPs constitute the service delivery component of the statewide early intervention system. Through the LITPs, services are offered throughout the State and are designed to enhance a child’s potential for growth and development before he or she reaches school age. Services may include: audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, transportation, speech-language pathology, family training, special instruction, assistive technology, health services and home visits.
State regulations specify that a child, birth through age two is eligible for early intervention through the MITP in any one of three ways:
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201Phone: 410-767-0238Fax: 410-333-8165
MITP Online Referral Brochure 2019
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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