Education support is important to the development of an individual with special needs. Whether it be a special education program, or just a tutor, or a support group, the individual needs to have a place where they can get the help they need. Providing this kind of assistance isn’t always easy, but it is a great way to ensure the individual has a better quality of life.
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications need to be individualized
Adaptations, accommodations and modifications are the legal terms for making changes to a child’s education to accommodate a disability. Accommodations are not only mandatory under IDEA, but also play a large role in the success of students with disabilities.
In educational settings, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a collaborative process that identifies how students with disabilities are likely to benefit from instructional approaches and strategies. The IEP team is responsible for identifying and implementing accommodations. In order to provide the most appropriate accommodations for each student, it is important to determine the unique needs of each child.
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications need to be provided by the care facility or the school district
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications are the name of the game when it comes to helping students overcome disabilities and succeed in school. These may include a variety of specialized equipment and tools to accommodate the needs of students with special learning and physical challenges.
Adaptations are necessary in order to facilitate participation in a wide range of school activities. For example, a student with a visual disability needs special equipment or tools to participate in class tests. A child with a fine motor disability might need a pencil grip to complete a written assignment. Another might require an audio version of the classroom text in order to read it aloud.
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications need to be provided by the IEP team
If your child is receiving services under an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you should be aware of the types of adaptations, accommodations, and modifications that need to be provided. These support your child’s educational needs and help them to learn. However, it is important to note that these modifications should be individualized for your child.
Usually, adaptations, accommodations, and modifications are designed to change the way the student receives and responds to information. They are intended to provide the student with an equal opportunity to participate in class, demonstrate knowledge, and overcome disabilities.
Classes, vocational training, and tutoring to receive a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) diploma
If you want to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) in New York, you will have to pass the TASC test. This exam measures adult skill levels in five areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. It is not a standardized test, but rather an examination of broad concepts and practical applications. It is also the most challenging of the high school equivalency tests.
Unlike the GED (General Educational Development) exam, the TASC test is not self-paced. The test is given in a variety of locations throughout the year.
MSEA Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year Award
Education Support Professionals (ESP) play a critical role in the health and wellness of schools. Whether they are working directly in the school, or serving as a liaison between students and teachers, ESPs ensure that the safety and well-being of all children are protected. Educators often turn to ESPs for assistance, but ESPs also often volunteer their time.
The MSEA Education Support Professional of the Year Award recognizes an ESP’s work in public schools. The award is sponsored by NEA Member Benefits, which works to promote the value of ESPs in local communities. This award is awarded to one individual annually.
National Public Education Support Fund
The National Public Education Support Fund (NPESF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes high quality education from birth to college. Its mission is to ensure that every child in the United States has an opportunity to succeed. NPESF works to advance policy, provide resources, and support initiatives that strengthen the education system.
NPESF is a nonprofit that serves as a national hub for education advocacy. It is driven by the moral imperative to prepare every child for world class education.
MSEA Special Education Support Center
The state of Maryland may not be the educational capitol of the nation, but that doesn’t mean the state has a shortage of educational initiatives and programs. The state has an array of state agencies and advocacy organizations that work to ensure a top notch education for all students. The state’s special education program, dubbed “The Needs Project,” is funded by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The state’s Department of Public Safety, Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the State Police are among the dozens of entities partnering with the state’s largest employer to ensure that all of Maryland’s 1.1 million children and teens have an equal chance of reaching their full potential.
MSEA Education Funder Strategy Group
MSEA Education Funder Strategy Group is a collaboration of funders dedicated to improving public education in the United States. EFSG has a robust program of core activities and organic collaborations self-organized by its members. It also organizes international seminars to learn from the top-performing education systems in the world. In addition, EFSG hosts substantive quarterly meetings, provides written policy updates on federal initiatives, and convenes monthly conference calls. The group has been providing a platform for U.S. funders to engage in deep conversations with policy makers.