What is Close Adult Supervision?

Close adult supervision is a service provided to students to access instruction and/or be safe in the instructional setting. The need for close adult supervision services is reviewed on an annual basis at an IEP team meeting. The instrument that is used to determine whether HCPSS students quality for close adult supervision services is the Close Adult…

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10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child

As a parent, you are your child’s best education advocate—until he’s old enough and informed enough to speak up for himself. You know your child’s strengths and challenges, and you can help identify and push for the resources your child needs to succeed. Here are some tips to help you advocate for your child at…

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Important Contacts in Special Education

Navigating the resources within one’s school can be a challenge. But did you know there is an entire stable of educators outside of the building able to assist you? The Office of Special Education, commonly referred to as the “central office,” consists of instructional facilitators, resource teachers, program specialists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, assistive technology…

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School Accommodations and Modifications

Some students with disabilities need accommodations or modifications to their educational program in order to participate in the general curriculum and to be successful in school. While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its regulations do not define accommodations or modifications, there is some agreement as to what they mean.

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