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

The School Discipline Process

A Handbook for Maryland Families and Professionals Disability Rights Maryland Every year Maryland school systems suspend thousands of students, many of whom have disabilities. When students are suspended they lose instructional time and their learning is interrupted. The shared goal of educators and families should be to keep students in school and learning.

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What's Up with Nick?

Teaching School Peers about Autism

Peers are naturally curious about their classmates with autism. They want to know how to meet and hang out with them. Teaching peers about autism will help them better understand their classmates who are on the autism spectrum and the idiosyncrasies associated with these disorders. With increased understanding, the focus will shift away from characteristics…

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SECAC Fall Forum 2013

If you missed the annual Fall Forum of the Howard County SECAC (Special Education Community Advisory Committee) on Oct. 14, 2013, view the SECAC Forum presentation for an overview of important topics discussed, including the Common Core Standards.

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A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

One’s transition to adulthood is more than a chronological age. It is a time of increased independence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Why, then, should adulthood for the person with an autism spectrum disorder be viewed any differently? The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) publishes A Guide for Transition to Adulthood, part of the OAR Life Journey Through…

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