Learning Differences Committee
The Learning Differences Committee supports parents and guardians of students with learning differences or any other special or physical need. We provide information regarding resources and strategies for our children’s success, and encourage inclusion in all aspects of school (and community) life. We’re also here to answer questions, or point you in the right direction.
Below are links to some helpful resources:
Montgomery County Special Education Advisory Committee
MCPS Department of Special Education
MCPS Department of Special Education Parent Resources
Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland’s Public Advocate
http://disabilityrightsmd.org/ (formerly known as the Maryland Disability Law Center)
A New Understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder, Thomas Brown PhD (Yale University)
http://www.drthomasebrown.com (this site has numerous pieces of executive functioning literature and resources)
Autism Society Montgomery County
Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (a/k/a xMinds)
http://www.xminds.org/ (a local nonprofit that supports MCPS students on the autism spectrum)
Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County
Below are links to a few helpful handbooks and articles:
The WJHSLD listserv.
The WJ PTSA LD Committee invites parents and guardians of students with learning differences and/or other special needs, to sign up for the WJHSLD listserv. Members of the WJHSLD will receive notifications of school and community resources and events, transition meetings information, and other information (though some of this kind of information will be posted on the main PTSA list, more will be posted on WJHSLD). Members may also ask questions and share information related to their students’ needs, such as community resources, extracurricular opportunities, accommodations, and strategies for success. Membership is open and aimed at parents or guardians of WJ students with learning differences, physical or other special needs, or who receive any special education supports, services, or any accommodations (e.g., have an IEP or 504 Plan for any reason).
When signing up, please confirm that you are a WJ parent or guardian.
To sign-up for WJHSLD send a blank email to WJPTSALearningemail@example.com and you should be added to the group.
Post Message: WJPTSALearningDifferences@groups.io
Group Owner: WJPTSALearningDifferencesfirstname.lastname@example.org