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Reach Indpendence Through Self Employment (RISE) Program

Presented by Morris Tranen at the Transition Symposium March 18, 2017

Self-employment is a vocational option for individuals with severe disabilities. The RISE Program facilitates and encourages the successful launch and operation of consumer-owned ventures.

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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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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