SECAC Meeting Materials

SECAC Flyer 2018-19 (docx)


State of Dyslexia in MD - Howard County SECAC 9/24/2018 (pdf)



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.

Their resources page contains downloads and links to many of their own publications and other disability rights information from the Maryland State Department of Education and other disability advocacy sites.

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.

Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, & Accommodations Policy Manual

Transition Planning Guide For Individuals with Disabilities

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.  

Endrew F. Supreme Court Case

In January 2017 the Supreme Court of the United States took up the case of Endrew F. vs the Douglas County School District.  The parents of Endrew F. thought that under the country's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), he was entitled to more services under his IEP than he was getting.  The school district argued that he was only entitled to minimal benefit from his IEP.   In March 2017 SCOTUS unanimously disagreed with the school system stating that the education for children with disabilities should be set an a higher bar.  See SCOTUS blog's review of the case with documents on the judgements issued.

Q&A on Endrew F case

HCPSS Endrew F Forum

Other Important Links

ESY Fact Sheet from The Parents Place of Maryland

Other Documents

HCPSS Parent Questionnaire for Transition (docx)


HCPSS Transitioning Youth High School Timeline (doc)


HCPSS Adapted Physical Education Referral and Assessment Process (pdf)


HCPSS Parent concern form (pdf)


HCPSS Endrew F Special Ed Forum By Ashley vanCleef (pdf)


SECAC Bylaws (revised 2017-18) (docx)


SECAC BOE Report Winter 2018 (docx)


Different is the new Cool - AES/K. Alfonso (pdf)


SMART Goals April 2018 (pptx)


BCBA Special Ed Forum - Kim Lund (pptx)