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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…

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COVID-19 Resources to Support At-Home Instruction

School buildings are closed. Schedules are changing. Like never before, parents of students with IEPs and IFSPs are seeking new ways to keep our children engaged in learning. We’ve put together a list of free COVID-19 resources to help you support your students with at-home learning, coping strategies, and keeping connected socially. We’ll add to…

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HCPSS Continuity of Learning Special Education Page

Parents of children receiving special education services are encouraged to visit the Howard County Public School System Continuity of Learning – Special Education webpage. Each student receiving special education services will have an individualized plan for distance learning. Parents have several options for collaborating with staff to best support their child. The link features an…

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Finding Resources: For Newly Diagnosed Families

Welcome to our community of families living with autism in Howard County. The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) provides support, fellowship, and resources. As you learn more about your child’s diagnosis, here are a few resources to help you navigate the system. We know it can be overwhelming at first, but remember we are here…

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Important Contacts in Special Education

Navigating the resources within one’s school can be a challenge. But did you know there is an entire stable of educators outside of the building able to assist you? The Office of Special Education, commonly referred to as the “central office,” consists of instructional facilitators, resource teachers, program specialists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, assistive technology…

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