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Special Education Forms & Procedural Manual
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Special Education Laws & Regulations

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Professional Learning
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Child Development Services (CDS)
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1% and Maine's Alternate Assessment
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1% and Maine's Alternative Assessments Based on Alternative Academic Achievement Standards (AA-AAAS)

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 Transition Resources
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Supervision, Monitoring, & Support

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Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.

Dyslexia Screening Project 2023-2024

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Assistive Technology
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Maine CITE is the state's Assistive Technology program providing AT Demo, AT Loan, and AT Reuse services; AT Training webinar events; information on AT resources, providers and Maine CITE also supports an online AT inventory for educators, therapists, students and families to access more than a thousand AT devices available for demo and loan in Maine. Visit to learn more about the AT inventory.

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Accessible Educations/ Instructional Materials (AEM/AIM)
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Maine AEM Program supports Maine schools to ensure all of their educational materials, information and communications are accessible to all, and that all students with print disabilities, who need their educational materials in alternate formats, get these materials in a timely manner. Services include information/referral, training and technical assistance. 

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Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
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PBIS is a multi-tiered approach to supporting the social, emotional and behavioral development of students in K-12 settings.

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As a component of Maine’s State Systematic Improvement plan, Math4ME is designed to implement evidence-based professional development to improve math proficiency of students with disabilities in grades 3-8 and to improve instructional practices of teachers of these students.

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Maine's Alternative Certification and Mentoring Program (MACM) for Special Educators
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This program is an alternative pathway to certification to support Maine’s need for highly qualified special educators. MACM offers intensive, focused support and mentoring during the special educator’s critical first year of practice.

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Identifying and Serving Students who are Multilingual Learners with Disabilities
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Early Learning Foundational Skills and How to Help
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Special Education Surrogate Parent Program
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The Special Education Surrogate Parent Program was established to provide educational surrogate parents to children with disabilities whenever the natural parents or guardian of a child with a disability cannot be identified or located, or when the child is in the custody of the state.

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Adapted Physical Education (APE)
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