Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

Overview of High Stakes Testing

With ever-increasing pressure on school systems to improve educational results, high stakes testing is a particularly important and controversial issue. In many school districts and states, mandated tests measure student…

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Transition Planning Manual

The transition from school to adulthood requires careful planning. The Transition Planning Manual written by Parents for Parents for the Autism Society of Maryland provides important information on the parent’s…

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OAR Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Assessment

A Parent’s Guide to Assessment

The formal assessment process can be daunting for parents of children with autism. By using highly technical language and focusing on “deficit performance,” assessments can often overwhelm and dishearten parents.…

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