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

A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Newly updated for 2021, OAR’s Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) provides an overview of the transition to adulthood process for parents who are traveling this path with their child for the first time. Packed with evidence-based tips, resource recommendations, informational handouts, and activities…

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What is Close Adult Supervision?

Close adult supervision is a service provided to students to access instruction and/or be safe in the instructional setting. The need for close adult supervision services is reviewed on an annual basis at an IEP team meeting. The instruments that are used to determine whether HCPSS students quality for close adult supervision services is the…

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HCPSS Continuum of Transition Programs

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) offers a continuum of services and programs to provide student-centered transition planning: Project Search Community Connection Work Study Career and Community Exploration Start on Success Program Read the HCPSS Special Education Transition Programs information sheet for program descriptions.

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Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide

The Asian Americans with Disabilities Resource Guide from AADI provides the next generation of AAPI individuals with the tools needed to combat ableism and encourage allyship within their communities. The free guide contains access to 50+ pages of tips, first-person testimonials, and articles, including sections on: Advocacy 101 Accessibility Culture Allyship and more… Down the…

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