HCPSS Dept. of Special Education & Student Services

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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.

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HCPSS Special Education Annual Update

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)
March 22, 2018

Dr. Terrell Savage,  HCPSS acting executive director of special education, and members of her staff shared school system efforts to support students requiring special education services, as outlined in the HCPSS Special Education Strategic Plan.

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Extended School Year (ESY) 2018

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) offers a continuum of ESY services. See the links to the programs below for times, locations, target populations, and services provided. To learn what HCPSS considers when determining ESY eligibility and what services are offered, see the 2018 ESY Eligibility Presentation.

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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HCPSS Collaborative Funding Program

For Children with Autism or a Related Disorder–Birth through Kindergarten ONLY

Children who receive services through the HCPSS Infants and Toddlers program or a Regional Early Childhood Center with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related disorder may be eligible for collaborative funding. The reimbursement is for supplemental in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

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Annual Meeting with Nancy FitzGerald

March 21, 2016
HCPSS Department of Special Education and Student Services
Presentation to the Howard County Autism Society

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HCPSS Special Education Opportunities Review

Read the 2015 Special Education Opportunity Review documents: