Apoya a la familia Morales con tu donación

La Sociedad de Autismo del Condado de Howard está entristecida por el fallecimiento de Norma Morales, miembro de HCAS e incansable voluntaria. Norma era una madre apasionada por el autismo y líder comunitaria. Ella constantemente alentó y apoyó a cada padre para que sea un defensor fuerte y seguro de su hijo. Norma se ofreció…

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Apoya a la familia Morales con tu donación

La Sociedad de Autismo del Condado de Howard está entristecida por el fallecimiento de Norma Morales, miembro de HCAS e incansable voluntaria. Norma era una madre apasionada por el autismo y líder comunitaria. Ella constantemente alentó y apoyó a cada padre para que sea un defensor fuerte y seguro de su hijo. Norma se ofreció…

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Remembering Norma Morales

The Howard County Autism Society is saddened to announce the passing of Norma Morales, an HCAS member and tireless volunteer. Norma was an impassioned autism mom and community leader. She consistently encouraged and supported every parent to be a strong and confident advocate for their child. Norma volunteered as an interpreter and translator for HCAS…

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Videos Series Helps Parents Link Supports Between Home and School During Distance Learning

National Center on Educational Outcomes The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State and District Support for Inclusive Practices Center (TIES Center) are developing a series of videos for parents and caregivers on various aspects of supporting their child with intensive needs.These videos help families learn ways to…

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Behavior Talks

Resources to Support Student Success from HCPSS Behavior Talks is a series of brief trainings for parents/caregivers created by HCPSS staff. Each video shares useful tips to promote student success related to behavior, social/emotional needs, organization/self-management at home, and more. Current videos include: Being a Flexible Thinker Breaking Down a Task Giving Feedback and Praise…

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Distance Learning is Emotional Work: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

TIES Center Author Note: This article explores emotions and learning from the perspective of families. Check out our companion article, DL #14, that looks at emotions and learning through the lens of the teacher. All learning, including remote learning, is first and foremost emotional. Emotions drive our thinking, including our attention, memory, and planning/executive functions.…

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Patuxent Commons Project Awarded $2.5 Million HUD Grant

Howard County Project Awarded $2.5 Million HUD Grant for Unique Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities Patuxent Commons housing development project in Columbia is one of only eight across the U.S. receiving this grant  ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a grant of $2.47 million to Patuxent Commons,…

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Support Patuxent Commons on #GivingTuesday!

This #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1st, help the Howard County Autism Society address the housing crisis faced by people with disabilities and bring this extraordinary project to life with your gift to Patuxent Commons!  Our goal is to raise $20,000 on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, And thanks to the generous support of the Dart Group II Foundation, The Clutts…

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Emergency Respite Grants Available

The Emergency Respite Care Grants program at the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) was established in October 2020 through a generous grant from Howard County, MD.  Grants are intended to be utilized by individuals with autism as well as families of children, teens and adults with autism during COVID-19 to provide short-term relief for primary…

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