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

Planning for a School Meeting About Your Child’s Behavior Needs

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…

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Classroom Accommodations for Anxiety

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 They might worry a lot or be withdrawn at school.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…

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Tar Heel Reader

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…

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