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Narrow the gap for all Maryland students.

The bold vision of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) is that all students, including students with disabilities, will be ready for school, achieve in school, and be prepared for college, career, and community living.

Narrow The Gap

Our mission is to close existing gaps between children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers by fine-tuning our key measures of success and key strategies for implementation and expanding our innovative tools, resources, and evidence-based practices.

To your right, you can explore the three action imperatives that support this vision. 

Our Impact

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68% of 3rd graders who received early intervention no longer need special education.

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The graduation rate increased by 7.5% and the graduation gap narrowed by 5.2% over 4 years.

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58% enrolled in higher education or competitive employment (an increase of 3.5% over 2 years).

MSDE DEI/SES Spotlight

Webinar: Transportation’s Role in Planning for Students with Special Needs
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MSDE DEI/SES Spotlight

Resources to Support Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Division Highlights

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Special Education Policy and Funding

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Higher Education and Research

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Student, Family, and Community Partnerships

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State and Local Partnerships

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Technical Assistance Bulletins

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