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Welcome to
Maryland Learning Links

Maryland Learning Links is the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services’ (DEI/SES) online portal providing educators and leaders with the special education resources, guidance, and professional learning resources they need to improve outcomes and narrow the gap for students with disabilities.

The DEI/SES provides leadership, accountability, technical assistance, and resource management to local school systems, public agencies, and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.

Diagram showing the core functions of the MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services.

Our Core Functions


We establish policy guidance and frameworks to govern the provision of early intervention and special education, including actions in response to new legislative policies, and transparent and ongoing communication with stakeholders.


We set clear expectations for implementing the federal and state regulations, policies, procedures, and practices that ensure State and local compliance and maximize development and learning for all children and students.

Technical Assistance

We monitor and provide performance support to programs in an effective, efficient, and systematic manner that builds and sustains State, local, and stakeholder capacity.

Resource Management

We ensure efficient and transparent use of federal, State, and special funds through innovative, layered funding mechanisms to leverage the full complement of dollars to maximize the benefit for children and families receiving services.