HCPSS Dept. of Special Education & Student Services


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


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.

secac fall forum 2013

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.


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.


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


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/