Do you have a child who will go to middle school next school year? Howard County Public Schools is offering the following events.
In and Out of Middle School -- Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where? Harpers Choice Middle School, 5450 Beaverkill Road, Columbia, MD 21044
Who? For parents of students with disabilities who want to know about transitioning from elementary to middle school, or from middle to high school.
Middle School Academics -- Are the grading standards different at the middle school level? When will my child work on IEP goals? What is double dosing? What are the guidelines in communicating with seven teachers? And what is Aspen?
Middle School Social Opportunities -- How will my student navigate lockers, A days, B days, changing for PE, and the new organizational demands of middle school? How will my child be involved in dances and intramurals?
Other topics covered...High School Academics, Social Opportunities, work study, enclave, community connections, and more
For further information please call the Family Support & Resource Center at 410-313-7161. No registration is required. The snow date is Tuesday, February 26.
Did you know that HCPSS has a new Superintendent?
Come meet Renee Foose on Monday, February 11th, 2013, 7:00-900 p.m. for a Q&A.
Where? Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD
Why? This is your opportunity to hear from HCPSS Superintendent Renee A. Foose. Come show her how involved HCPSS parents are! Find out what is happening in schools. Share thoughts with Dr. Foose and members of the Department of Special Education staff.
For more information or to submit a question in advance, please call the Family Support and Resource Center at 410 313-7161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If school is canceled, or if there are no after school activities due to weather, the event will be rescheduled. No registration is required for this free event.
Do you have a child with autism?
Come to the Autism Conference on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where? Anne Arundel Community College, Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012
Why? RISE for Autism is partnering with Anne Arundel Community College to bring you the 1st Annual Autism Conference for parents, educators and service providers.
Speakers and topics include Linda Carter-Ferrier, parent and advocate; Dr. Lori Perez, Neuroscience Made Easy: The Layman's Guide to Unlocking the Brain's Potential; Dr. Pamela Compart, Demystifying the Biomedical Approach; Dr. Cathleen Small, Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Dr. Emily Kinsler and Deb Mathias, Current iPad 'App'ennings.
The conference will also feature several area resources and services to improve parents and providers ability to access autism related resources.
For more information: Visit www.riseforautism.com for more information or to register for the event! The $25.00 per person fee includes lunch.
Demystifying Testing -- Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10:00am-1:00 p.m.
Where? Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Why? The Howard County Branch of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders) of Greater Baltimore presents Demystifying Testing, an interactive workshop on understanding and making use of neuropsychological testing. Presented by Lorrie Ness, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the assessment and treatment of learning disabilities, AD/HD and autism spectrum disorders, and Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of AD/HD, complex parenting issues and couple counseling. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions regarding their student’s academic performance, classroom behavior, or any challenge with a particular aspect of learning for a lively discussion and exploration of problem solving strategies. This workshop will also address issues related to transitioning to college or life after high school.
For more information, visit www.chadd-mc.org/calendar.