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

Back to School 2021

As we prepare for the return to school, and in-person learning, parents can play a big part in supporting their student’s well being and academic and social successes. Here are some back-to-school resources to help you and your student navigate the new school year. You are Your Student’s Best Advocate Autism Society Back to School:…

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Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

TACA The Autism Community in Action More parents of children with autism are opting to homeschool for a variety of reasons. In this article, you will information about homeschooling your child with autism, including: pros and cons to homeschooling, curriculum options, how to ensure your child has access to social opportunities, and sample schedules. Requirements…

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ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD Can a person be diagnosed with ADHD and ASD? More than half of all individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD also have signs of ADHD. In fact, ADHD is the most common coexisting condition in children with ASD. On the flip side, up to a quarter of children with…

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The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide

A Resource for Integrating Assistive Technology into Specially Designed Instruction within an Integrated Tiered System of Supports Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide is available for all educators and family members. Developed by the Maryland State Assistive Technology Steering Committee in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division…

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