Would you send your child to school if you could? Complete the HCPSS Student Interest Form by 9/30

Email from Howard County Public School System Good afternoon, The purpose of this email is to provide you with information about HCPSS’s effort to provide face-to-face support to small numbers of students in the coming weeks. HCPSS recognizes the significant learning challenges present for all students and families during this pandemic. To that end, HCPSS…

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Alternative Service Delivery Model Plan

HCPSS Department of Special Education Questions about the ASDM? The Alternative Service Delivery Model (ASDM) is the school system’s service delivery model while students are in virtual, blended or small group learning. Read these commonly asked questions and answers about the ASDM. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Alternative Service Delivery Model Plan

Tips for Supporting Engagement for Students with Disabilities through Alternative Service Delivery Model

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin Sept. 15, 2020 As local school systems and public agencies (LSSs/PAs) begin to implement their recovery plans, the need to engage students is more crucial than ever. Maintaining student engagement, especially for students with disabilities, is a top priority for LSSs/PAs as they begin the 2020-2021 school year. Some strategies that…

Sept. 1 Letter from HCPSS to Families Who Have a Student with an IEP or IFSP

Sept. 1, 2020 Greetings everyone – As we enter into the 2020-2021 school year, we will be serving nearly 6700 young people who require early intervention and special education services. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly. Our special educators, related service providers, support teachers, and paraeducators have received ongoing professional learning to…

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Back to School Resources for Virtual Learning

For many families, returning to school this fall brings new anxieties, stresses, and uncertainties. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many school systems to restructure how students access instruction, which means distance learning for many families. Parents and students understandably are left with questions about health and wellbeing, academic regression, and how to manage household schedules…

Guidance for Teaching and Supporting Student Learning Through Alternative Delivery Models

Aug. 10, 2020 MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletins Supplement to TAB #20-03 Supporting Students Who Require Extensive, Intensive, Individualized Instruction and Supports through Alternative Service Delivery Models Tips and strategies for support, including an array of options to facilitate the processes necessary for the successful transitioning of students who require extensive and intensive individualized instruction and…

Autism Waiver and COVID-19 Flexibilities

A Special Presentation for Maryland Autism Waiver Families July 31, 2020 The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services and The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the Autism Waiver Advisory Committee, have worked together to create a special presentation for families on Maryland’s Autism Waiver regarding regulatory and programmatic flexibilities offered by…

Trastornos del Espectro Autista (TEA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Los trastornos del espectro autista (TEA) son un grupo de discapacidades del desarrollo que pueden provocar problemas sociales, comunicacionales y conductuales significativos. Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) están comprometidos a seguir brindando datos esenciales sobre los TEA, buscar los factores que ponen a…