Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

Extended School Year (ESY) 2018

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) offers a continuum of ESY services. See the links to the programs below for times, locations, target populations, and services provided. To learn what HCPSS considers when determining ESY eligibility and what services are offered, see the 2018 ESY Eligibility Presentation.

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Parental Consent and IEPs: Important Changes to Maryland Law

Presented by Leslie Seid Margolis, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland January 29, 2018 In July, a new Maryland law took effect to expand the rights of parents in the special education process—the right to consent or refuse to consent to certain actions proposed by the IEP team. In order to prepare parents for IEP discussions…

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