Special education forum scheduled tonight in Columbia

April 15, 2004

The Howard County public school system's Department of Special Education and the Special Education Community Advisory Committee will sponsor an open forum for parents and members of the community at 7 o'clock tonight.

Parents and community members will have an opportunity to choose from among seven small discussion groups - each including members of the Department of Special Education. Topics include graduation requirements and academic interventions to improve achievement; access to general education and a less restrictive environment; reading, writing and mathematics through eighth grade; and supporting children's social and emotional needs.

The forum will be held at Faulkner Ridge Staff Development Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia. A sign language interpreter will be available.

Admission is free. Registration is not necessary.

Information: 410-313-6659.

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