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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2020 Extended School Year Services

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) offers a continuum of ESY services. See the links to the programs below for times, locations, target populations, and services provided. To learn what HCPSS considers when determining ESY eligibility and what services are offered,

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10 Special Ed “Back To School” Readiness Questions

essay writing help online It’s “back to school” time!  While many of my clients receive Extended School Year (ESY) services over the summer, I have learned over the years in my special education law practice that, regardless of whether your child receives ESY services, a number of things can occur over a summer that might…

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New Special Education Parent Liaison for HCPSS

In her new role as special education parent liaison for the Howard County Public School System, Trish Gunshore spends her time talking with parents as well as collaborating with the county’s special educators. The parent liaison position was created in November 2017 by then-Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano.

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HCPSS Special Education Annual Update

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) March 22, 2018 Dr. Terrell Savage,  HCPSS acting executive director of special education, and members of her staff shared school system efforts to support students requiring special education services, as outlined in the HCPSS Special Education Strategic Plan.

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Middle School Workgroup on Autism

Report and Recommendations Howard County Autism Society and Howard County Public School System In June 2014, a workgroup was formed to address concerns from parents, the Special Education Community Advisory Committee (SECAC), and the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) with regard to the middle school experience for students with autism. 

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HCPSS Collaborative Funding Program

For Children with Autism or a Related Disorder–Birth through Kindergarten ONLY Children who receive services through the HCPSS Infants and Toddlers program or a Regional Early Childhood Center with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related disorder may be eligible for collaborative funding. The reimbursement is for supplemental in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)…

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