The workshop on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for young adults with disabilities with Michael Dalto (originally scheduled for March 26th) has been postponed. Once a new date has been selected, we will alert those registered. Thank you for your patience.Details
Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with local officials, the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) has decided to cancel several of its upcoming events and activities. Please be assured, we do not make this decision lightly and know the value our events and activities have for the HCAS community. Below is a…Details
Our Asperger’s Family Support Group has been canceled for March 12, 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the April meeting.
The Howard County Autism Society was honored to be selected as one of eight recipients selected to receive an Innovation Grant from Howard County. The $10,000 grant award will support a pilot Autism Hiring Center, an effort to advance neurodiversity and connect Howard County businesses to a competent, capable workforce. The award was presented by…Details
Save-the-Date for the HCAS 2020 Autism Walk & 5K Run on October 3rd at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD!
PACER Center Supporting your child’s behavior needs at school can be challenging. For a child with a disability or mental health diagnosis with behavioral needs it can be even more challenging. As a parent, you may find yourself among competing approaches to handling behavior concerns. Planning ahead for an individualized meeting about your child’s behavior…Details
By Amanda Morin Understood It’s not uncommon for students who learn and think differently to also struggle with anxiety. They might worry a lot or be withdrawn at school. They may hesitate to participate in the classroom, make frequent trips to the bathroom or the nurse’s office, or even refuse to go to school at…Details
Online books designed to help students with disabilities learn to read The Tar Heel Reader is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The site, which was created by Karen Erickson of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and Gary Bishop of the department of computer science…Details
Understood.com If your child has an IEP, you’re probably familiar with the school evaluation process. The evaluation results help determine whether your child was eligible for special education. They also shape the goals in his IEP.Details