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

Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities Who Are Interested in Directing their DDA Services in Maryland

This is a handbook for people who are interested in directing their DDA funded services using the self-directed service delivery model. It is also a resource for people who are currently self-directing their services. This handbook will help you understand the ways you can receive services. Self-Directed Services: A Handbook for People with Developmental Disabilities…

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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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Maryland IEP Timeline

The Parents’ Place of Maryland When will your child’s IEP be developed? When should updated evaluations of your child be conducted? Find answers to your questions about the timeline of the IEP process using PPMD’s Maryland IEP Timeline.  

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