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DSES Spring Update 2017

HCPSS Department of Special Education Spring Update

March 16, 2017

Nancy FitzGerald, executive director of the HCPSS Department of Special Education & Student Services, and her team

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Extended School Year (ESY) 2017

HCPSS offers a continuum of ESY services. See the links to the programs below for times, locations, target populations, and services provided.

HCPSS ESY will be from June 26 – July 21, 2017, with no school on July 4.

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Middle School Workgroup on Autism

Report and Recommendations
Howard County Autism Society and Howard County Public School System

In June 2014, a workgroup was formed to address concerns from parents, the Special Education Community Advisory Committee (SECAC), and the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) with regard to the middle school experience for students with autism. 


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Autism and Salsa: How One Mom is Teaching Her Son Life Skills

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:10:18 AM
A mother in Windham, Maine, has started a salsa cooking business that she's used to help teach and calm her son with autism, according to WCSH. March 10, 2015 [...]
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Watch: Girl With Autism Performs With Weird Al on Comedy Central

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 11:37:10 AM
Jodi DiPiazza, a 13-year-old pianist and singer with autism who brought down the house at 2012's Night of Too Many Stars, made another appearance at this year's event — this time performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic. March 09, 2015 [...]
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Adult with Autism Reenacts Scene From 'Aladdin' with Gilbert Gottfried

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 10:20:54 AM
Owen Suskind, who has autism got to reenact a scene from Aladdin with Gilbert Gottfried who voiced the character of Iago at a Night of Too Many Stars. March 09, 2015 [...]
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TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative Hosts Disney's Aladdin

Sun, Mar 08, 2015 4:54:17 PM
First ever autism-friendly performance of Disney's Tony Award-Winning Musical, Aladdin, completes fourth season of TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative's autism-friendly performances March 08, 2015 The [...]
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