HCPSS Dept. of Special Education & Student Services

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HCPSS Special Education Opportunities Review

Read the 2015 Special Education Opportunity Review documents:

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Navigating Middle School

A presentation by HCPSS Department of Special Education and Student Services

HCPSS delivered a presentation on the Ins and Outs of Middle School for parents of students with disabilities who are preparing for the transition from elementary to middle school

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Important Contacts in Special Education

Navigating the resources within one’s school can be a challenge. But did you know there is an entire stable of educators outside of the building able to assist you?

The Office of Special Education, commonly referred to as the “central office,” consists of instructional facilitators, resource teachers, program specialists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, assistive technology specialists, school psychologists, reading specialists, and behavior specialists.

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HCPSS Special Education Update

March 20, 2014
HCAS General Support Group Meeting with Patty Daley and Judy Pattik, HCPSS Department of Special Education and Student Services

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Regional Early Childhood Centers Locations and Programs

Howard County Public Schools offer a continuum of services for eligible children birth through five years of age who have developmental delays and/or autism or related disorders. The continuum provides for a range of services and methodologies. The frequency and intensity of services may be adjusted at any time based on the child’s needs.

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SECAC Fall Forum 2013

If you missed the annual Fall Forum of the Howard County SECAC (Special Education Community Advisory Committee) on Oct. 14, 2013, view the SECAC Forum presentation for an overview of important topics discussed, including the Common Core Standards.

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Resource Teachers: School by School Assignments

Each Howard County public school is assigned an instructional facilitator and a resource teacher to assist the special education team within the building. Parents are encouraged to know who to call for additional assistance from the Office of Special Education (or “central office”).  See the 2017-2018 list of HCPSS Special Education Instructional Facilitator/Resource Teacher Assignments.

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HCPSS Behavior Specialists

Each Howard County public school is assigned a behavior specialist. In order to access the behavior specialist, the special education team leader (or instructional team leader) at your school should contact the school’s assigned instructional facilitator at the Department of Special Education to arrange for a consult. Parents are encouraged to discuss behavioral issues and consults with school-based staff

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Inclusive Happenings

Welcome to Inclusive Happenings, a blog from the Office of Special Education for Howard County Public Schools. The Office of Special Education hopes to share stories of inclusive opportunities in its schools as well as inspire community interaction through the sharing of resources, news, and discussion topics related to rigorous academic instruction for all learners.

Visit the site at: http://inclusivehappenings.wordpress.com/