Videos and Webinars of Support Group Meetings and Advocacy Workshops

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HCPSS Dept. of Special Education Annual Update

Terri Savage, Ed.D. Executive Director of Special Education
March 21, 2019

Dr. Terrell Savage,  executive director of special education, and members of her staff led a discussion with the community on efforts to narrow the gap for students receiving special education services in the Howard County Public School System.

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Issues Affecting Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Feb. 27, 2019
Pathfinders for Autism Brown Bag Workshop
Presenter: Katie Kane, Psy.D., Clinical Director of Autism Services, Division of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

This workshop covers a range of issues that children who have siblings with autism spectrum disorders may face, including the impact on their emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as social and relationship factors.

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Understanding the IEP Process

Strengthening Relationships with Positive Advocacy

A presentation by Beth Benevides, Howard County Autism Society

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Functional Behavioral Assessment

What Are Children Trying to Tell Us: Assessing the Function of Their Behavior

A presentation by Paul Livelli, Ph. D., Kids First Educational and Behavioral Consulting

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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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Parental Consent and IEPs: Important Changes to Maryland Law

Presented by Leslie Seid Margolis, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland
January 29, 2018

In July, a new Maryland law took effect to expand the rights of parents in the special education process—the right to consent or refuse to consent to certain actions proposed by the IEP team. In order to prepare parents for IEP discussions where parental consent may be requested, Leslie Seid Margolis explains the new law to parents,

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Planning for Transition Success

June 1017 Presentation by Katie Collins-Ihrke, MBA, MS
Executive Director
Accessible Resources for Independence

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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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Maryland Statewide IEP

An Overview for Parents

Online Presentation by Maryland Learning Links