Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

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…

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10 Ways to Help Your Grade-schooler Connect with Other Kids

Understood Grade-schoolers who struggle with social skills may need some coaching on how to connect with other kids. Here are some ways you can help. 1. Prepare for social interactions. Teach your child conversation starters, like “I liked your show-and-tell” or “Can I play with you?” Practice unexpected situations using “what-if” scenarios: “What if Steven…

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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…

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