College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

Study.com College students with disabilities have rights that allow for specific accommodations to help them succeed in school. Learn about legal protections, scholarships, technologies, and other assistance available to students with disabilities. Topics include: Rights of college students with disabilities What qualifies as a disability Services for students with disabilities Online education for students with…

The New Normal: Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Staff

Maryland State Department of Education The re-opening of schools in the 2020-2021 school year presents unique challenges for staff, students, and families. Addressing academic gaps will remain an important objective; however, students will not be ready to engage in formal learning until they feel physically and psychologically safe. The information provided within the “The New…

Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland

This is a handbook for people who are interested in directing their DDA funded services using the self-directed service delivery model. It is also a resource for people who are currently self-directing their services. This handbook will help you understand the ways you can receive services. Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities…

Extended School Year (ESY): What to Expect in 2021

February 9, 2021 A two-part webinar in the Parent Empowerment Series, sponsored by the Howard County Public School Systems Dept of Special Education (HCPSS-DSE), the Howard County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Council (SECAC) and the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS). PART 1: What is ESY, Who is Eligible, and What are the Plans for 2021?…

Supplementary Aids and Services in the Virtual Environment

January 21, 2021 Speakers: Beth Benevides, Howard County Autism Society, Hussman Institute Leslie Margolis, Disability Rights Maryland Yvonne Cox, Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Families often mention the lack of follow through or “adaptation” of certain supplementary aids and services in the virtual environment. This webinar addresses: The importance of supplementary aids and services…

Transition Talks

Maryland Learning Links Transition Talks are a series of one-page information sheets that provide information and resources on Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in secondary transition.. Each Transition Talk gives a description of an EBP, a spotlight on where the practice is being used locally, questions to consider, and resource links. Topics include: Accommodations in Postsecondary Settings…

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…