Dear Colleague Letter

Supporting Students with Disabilities and Avoiding the Discriminatory Use of Student Discipline Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights July 2022 The Dear Colleague Letter reminds public elementary and secondary disability-based behavior; schools of their obligations under a Federal disability civil rights law, Section 504…

2022 Transition Symposium Webinar Series

The Howard County Transition Symposium is a four-part webinar series that was presented monthly from February to May 2022. It is designed for transitioning youth ages 14-21 with IEP/504 plans, their families and professionals. Presented by the Howard County Transition Outreach Partnership: Accessible Resources for Independence, Howard County Public School System, Autism Society of Howard…

Secondary Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities

Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland State Department of Education Secondary Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities provides information to students, parents/guardians, educators, and community agencies about the transition process. Although every student will have individualized transition goals and outcomes, this guide provides “preliminary” information about the requirements of the transition process under…

¿Qué es ESY?

Los servicios de año escolar extendido (ESY) son servicios de educación especial que se brindan cuando la escuela no suele estar en sesión. Esto es a menudo durante las vacaciones de verano. Para algunos niños también puede ser durante otros descansos prolongados como las vacaciones de invierno. Lee mas The Parents’ Place of Maryland

Paving the Way: Parent Tips for Supporting Success in High School and Beyond

PACER National Parent Center on Transition and Employment High school can be both an exciting and overwhelming time for students and their parents. There are increased academic, social, and extracurricular expectations, as well as exciting opportunities for students to spread their wings. For students with disabilities, there can be a variety of additional concerns, such…

Navigating Middle School

A presentation by Howard County Public School System 2022 What parents of students with disabilities want to know about the coming IN and going OUT of middle school. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: Understand middle school expectations Know middle school academics and social opportunities Access resources available View presentation…

A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Newly updated for 2021, OAR’s Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) provides an overview of the transition to adulthood process for parents who are traveling this path with their child for the first time. Packed with evidence-based tips, resource recommendations, informational handouts, and activities…