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 Do you know how to find all the resources the Special Education Resource Center offers? Take this quick video tour!

Need help understanding the IEP process? BCPS’ Special Education Resource Center (White Oak School 443-809-5443) and the Center for Parent Information and Resources can help. Get info for your local Parent Training and Info Center. @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

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Tips for Preschoolers: Have fun and be co-discoverers! #Science Click here!

Supporting your child’s Executive Functioning at Home. Click here!

Flexible Seating at home. @BCPSParentU @SERCBCPS Click here

Articulation Norms Freebie Click here. @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU  @dlynchbcps

How to Prepare Your Kids for Back to School During The COVID-19 Pandemic Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

BCPS’ Special Education Resource Center’s Free Parent Workshops have gone virtual. Registration is required and limited. Workshops are for adults only. Free spoken language interpreting services are available with advance request. Click here @SERCBCPS 

Kurzweil Read the Web Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

At the sink workout. Click here @SERCBCPS 

Language and Literacy – Handy Handouts

Incorporate Different Positions into Work and Life Skills Click here #physicaltherapy #strength @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Build language skills with everyday activities. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

#Developmentalstagesofwriting Click here! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Teen Hearing Click here! @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU  @dlynchbcps

Teaching and Learning

 Make it fun, hands on & add movement #familyfun. Video here!

Setting up an appropriate learning space can help your child get the most out of school time! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU. Click here!

Movement before class can help get your kids' wiggles out and improve their focus and attention. @BCPSParentU  @SERCBCPS. Click here!

Parents Take N.O.T.E! Determining why your child is struggling can be hard. Here is a tool to assist you in assessing your child’s struggles in 4 steps: Notice, Observe, Talk & Engage. #LetsTakeNOTE @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU.  Click here!

Social Thinking helps kids learn how to handle unexpected situations & generate different ways to problem solve in difficult situations. is now offering free video lessons, read-alouds & think sheets! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU 

Is your child nearing transition age? Here's a quick video
from Parents’ Place of Maryland sharing 5 Transition Tips for Maryland Families. 
@SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU  @dlynchbcps

Do you need a social story to help your child understand getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Here is a great resource from Kennedy Krieger! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

#Readingtogether Ways Parents can help with reading

Building our resiliency is challenging during good times and bad. Check out this blog from the JHU Ideals Institute explain why it is important and how we can do it. @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU

Remote Learning: 6 Tips to Engage and Motivate Your Child Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Would your teen rather text than read?
Here are ‘9 Ways to Get Teens Reading: Practical ideas to help lure your kids back to books. 

Including Children’s Home Languages and Cultures: Learning, talking, and engaging with children in their home languages and about their cultures can become a rewarding and important part of classroom life. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Supporting your child’s mental health during COVID-19 school returns: How you can help your child navigate his/her feelings during school re-openings. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

10 tips from Parents to Support Your Teen’s Remote Learning @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Reading is still FUNdamental. Try these ‘Reading Tips for Parents of Early Learners: Simple Strategies for Creating Strong Readers @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Resilience is a life skill that can be taught. It's not just about “bouncing back” it's about “bouncing forward." Click here @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU

The Childmind Organization provides a variety of resources to assist students and families with the social emotional challenges associated with COVID-19. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Trying to find ways to get your kids off screens and get them creating? Try these 20 fun art projects that only require basic supplies from @BCPSParentU

Looking for a visual to help your children learn new vocabulary words? Try Vocabulary Four Square. Once you’ve made the cards see if you can get your kids up and moving by asking them to act out the term, definition or image. Click here @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU

A brain break can decrease stress while improving student engagement when returning to instruction. Try a brain break today

Resources to support parents with virtual learning. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Your kids are working hard! Let’s to recognize their accomplishments. shares 7 Focus “Wins” and encourages us to create an accomplishment box. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

#Supportsforreadingcomprehension Click here
@SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Do you struggle to help you friends and family understand the needs and behaviors of your child with autism? Pathfinders for Autism shares tips using everyday examples!

Baltimore County will be offering their Summer Youth Employment Program for students aged 14-21 from 7/6/21-8/13/21. For more information and to apply email: [email protected] @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Is your child nearing transition age? Here's a quick video from Parents’ Place of Maryland sharing 5 Transition Tips for Maryland Families @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Transitioning your young adult with special needs from their pediatrician to a physician who cares for adults can be stressful. Tips and resources are available from Parents' Place of Maryland @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Making Elementary Math Fun Click here! @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Social Emotional Learning Throughout the Day Click here! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Birth - Five

Understand the 3 target areas of Child Outcomes #allroadsleadtoCOS @bcpsBirthtoFive @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU. Click here for video!

Get to know Child Development  Ages 2 to 5 from the CDC. @BCPSBirthtoFive @BCPSParentU  @SERCBCPS Click here! 

 Nursery Rhymes are a great tool to help your child recognize rhyme end sounds! To get more information about growing these skills check out this PBS parent page! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Visuals can help your child with gaining independence with potty training! Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Kids like to read funny books over and over again! Here are some other reading tips for your preschooler!  Reading Rockets (English) Reading Rockets (Spanish)

Ever wonder how to manage an infant or toddler with challenging behaviors? Check out the video
Addressing Infant and Toddler Behaviors That Challenge Adults

Creating Environments That Include Children’s Home Languages and Cultures: Physical environments in early childhood settings should reflect and include all children’s home languages and cultures. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Learn how children ages birth to 5 engage with STEAM concepts and materials. Find out how adults can work with children to support learning and development in these areas. Also explore an interactive learning experience. Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Math is Everywhere: Supporting Math Skills in Infants and Toddlers Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Tantrums are a normal part of early child development. Here are Top Tips for surviving tantrums from @BCPSParentU

Use these tips to reduce the potty-training struggle! This Zero to Three resource will give you some things to think about as you start! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Did you know that reading aloud to your child is the single most important activity for building success in reading? Learn more about it here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Routines build important social skills for preschoolers! Learn more about keeping routines predictable. Click here @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU

Your guide to Early Intervention services. Check out page 9 for 10 Things All Parents Should Know! Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Did you know that when you talk, read and sing to your child you are helping them to learn? For more about this check out
Tips for Families from Too Small to Fail!
@SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps @pdboykin

Writing a grocery list with your child builds early writing skills! Use pictures and words and let your child have his/her own list too! While shopping try a game of “I spy”! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Did you know building self-confidence for your child can also help build his independence? Check out this PBS resource for more information here@SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Connection to your child is vital! Check out this resource for ways to set limits in a loving environment for children birth to five years old! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Singing songs about numbers builds rote counting skills. Check out this resource from PBS for Parents for other easy ideas for counting with your child! @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Build your child’s math skills with shapes! This resource has lots of ideas for children birth to 5 for Everyday Fun with Shapes! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps

Understanding how to handle challenging behaviors can help you and your child! Check out this resource and get a better understanding of how you can be a “Feelings Detective”! @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU  @dlynchbcps

Using natural routines to help your child build language gives them words they will need to make their wants and needs known. Check out these tips for building language while doing laundry! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU @dlynchbcps


Ever wondered what your IEP team means when they talk about FAPE? Click here! has broken down the differences between IEP meetings and parent teacher conferences in an easy to read graphic.

Are you ever confused by all the terms in special education? Parents’ Place of Maryland has created an alphabet soup cheat sheet to help you out! @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Special Education: Maryland IEP Timelines Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Becoming the advocate your child deserves requires that you participate fully in IEP meetings. Visit this website for an overview of what you need to know. @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU

Not sure how your student’s accommodations and modifications translate to distance learning? Here's a quick reference table from @BCPSParentU


Use questions to find answers @SERCBCPS  @BCPSParentU. Click here!

Special Education & Transition Planning Click here @SERCBCPS @BCPSParentU