MSDE Team Photo at the Cool Schools Plunge 2019

Franczkowski Addresses Attendees at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge

An unusually rainy, windy January day did nothing to deter young Polar Plunge-goers at the 2019 Maryland State Police Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. On Thursday, January 24th, students from across Maryland braved the cold Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Assistant State Superintendent Marcella […]

6 Ways to Advocate for Your Child - transcript of infographic below

Infographic: Advocating for Your Child

Tip #26: Parents: You have a voice and a critical decision-making role throughout the whole special education process. You know your child best–be sure to ask questions and never stop advocating for your child in a professional, productive way.

Two Asian parents cradle their baby and look lovingly at him. IFSP meeting

What Should I Prepare for My Child’s IFSP Meeting?

Make the most of your annual IFSP meeting. Be ready to discuss your family’s everyday routines and activities, how your child and your family function within those routines and activities, and your concerns and priorities.

Support Groups for Families

After reviewing your Prior Written Notice or other documents, call the Parents’ Place of Maryland or your Local Family Support Coordinator with any questions. Ask about language you don’t understand and discuss different options. They can help prepare you for upcoming meetings.