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Welcome to HOCO  SECAC Community Events. Here, you can find upcoming events in the Howard County area focused around Special Education thats aim to promote inclusive education and support students with disabilities.

Community Calendar

Help create a more inclusive and equitable society by participating in these events. Whether it’s a workshop, seminar, or community gathering, your involvement helps make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities in Howard County. Check out our calendar to stay updated on the latest events.

Latest Past Events


SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAY AT THE ROBINSON NATURE CENTERSunday, January 28, 2024 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.6692 Cedar LaneColumbia, MD 21044These […]

Stay Informed

HCPSS Presentation on Early Intervention

Presented by Jennifer Riccardi, Coordinator | Office of Early Intervention Services, Birth-Five

Psychiatric Presentation in Youth Who Are Nuerodivergent

Dyslexia: What You Need to Know

HCPSS Behavioral Health Supports

Presented by Shannon Barnett, MD, MBE

Presented by Stephanie Carr

Present by Dr. Cynthia Schulmeyer, Coordinator |  HCPSS Psychological Services

Parent Resources

Parent Guide to Special Education

HCPSS Adapted P.E. Referral Process

Parent Guide to Specialized Transportation

Family Support Resource Center

HCPSS Resources PPMD

Important Links

Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE)

The MDSE division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services provides leadership and guidance for all local school systems.  Their publications and technical assistance bulletins are available for parents and staff to learn about best practices and latest research.

HCPSS Department Special Education

The HCPSS Department of Special Education website contains staff contacts, the Special Education Strategic Plan, programs such as Extended School Year (ESY) and Project SEARCH among others. 

Parents Place of Maryland

The Parents Place of Maryland (410-768-9100) offers resources for families with children with disabilities or other health concerns. 

Disability Rights Maryland

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) provides free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.

Meeting Agendas & Meetings

Review past and upcoming Howard County SECAC meeting agendas and minutes. Stay informed and be involved!


Join the Conversation!

Send us a message, whether it is to to stay informed about the latest special education news and events or if you have a question.

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