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Maryland’s Nonpublic Schools

A nonpublic school is the appropriate choice for many Maryland students who are unable to have their needs met in the public schools.

These schools, which are members of the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF), serve students ages 2 to 21

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New Special Education Parent Liaison for HCPSS

In her new role as special education parent liaison for the Howard County Public School System, Trish Gunshore spends her time talking with parents as well as collaborating with the county’s special educators. The parent liaison position was created in November 2017 by then-Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano.

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College for Students with Disabilities

A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators

There are many pathways to achieve independence through higher education. The College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students Families, and Educators from Maryville University gives you an idea of what to expect as you research your options.

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Graduation Participation for Students with Disabilities Seeking a High School Diploma

Howard County Public School System, Department of Special Education
April 19, 2018

A change in practice has been implemented for students with disabilities who are seeking a high school diploma. This is NOT applicable to students who are not diploma bound. This practice applies to students who will not earn a diploma within four years. These students will be given the option to select the graduation ceremony in which they participate.