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

Maryland Transitioning Youth Website

The Maryland Transitioning Youth website is designed for families and youth with disabilities. It is loaded with information and resources for transition planning, postsecondary education, employment services, and much more. Visit. Transition Planning Guide: Preparing Students with Disabilities to Move from School to Appropriate Postsecondary Outcomes. Read more.  

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What is Extended School Year (ESY)?

Extended School Year (ESY) is the continuation of certain Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals related to critical life skills beyond the regular school year. ESY services will vary in intensity, location, inclusion of related services, and length of time, depending upon the student’s needs. Some examples of ESY services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, and…

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Let’s Talk Data—Importance of Data Collection

It’s the start of a new school year. A time of expectations and anxiety for both students and parents. Parents and teachers have met about IEP goals and objectives, placement, class schedules, and the like. New supplies have been purchased and we’re ready to go! But how will we know our students are making progress…

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