Specially Designed Instruction

Video created by Parents’ Place of Maryland and MSDE to explain specially designed instruction (SDI) Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities is made up of unique supports and services that are included with the Individual Education Program (IEP) to enable them to access and make progress in general education. SDI may not be…

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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?…

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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…

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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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Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

Parents have so many questions about their children’s special education rights and needs during this time of quarantine. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge realized that parents did not know where to turn for answers to their questions so she decided to hold a town hall-style webinar and invited special education attorneys to answer parents’ questions.

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Transition Symposium 2019

Speaker Presentations The Transition Symposium, held this year on Nov. 9, 2019, offers resources to transition-age youth with IEP/504 Plans (ages 14-24), their parents, families, educators, and human service professionals.

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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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