BUZzzz – Be United in the Zone for Learning, Family Engagement, and Data-Informed Decision Making

Both the United States and the state of Maryland have made important shifts in how they conduct business for students with disabilities. Until now, the U.S. Department of Education’s primary focus has been to determine whether states were meeting procedural requirements for students with disabilities.  The requirements included timelines for evaluations, due process hearings and […]

The Importance of Family and Community

Parent involvement is one of the single most important factors in a child’s success in school. When parents and educators work together as partners, all children can thrive in school and in their lives after school.

Key Principles in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

To narrow the school readiness gap, high-quality, coordinated early childhood services are critical to foster the growth and development of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who have disabilities or developmental delay and to build and sustain family capacity.


Caroline County Choptank Community Health System Offers a full range of family practice, dental and pediatric services at 4 locations throughout the county. School based health services are provided at seven Caroline County schools in partnership with Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Health Department. 215 Old Town Road P.O. Box 122 Goldsboro, Maryland […]

Respite Care

Baltimore City The Arc Baltimore The Arc Baltimore provides advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Respite Care The Arc Baltimore’s Respite Care Program provides financial assistance for occasional, short-term temporary physical and emotional relief to families caring for children or adults with developmental disabilities living […]

Community Based Instruction

Community-Based Instruction (CBI) gives adolescents practice with key life skills like communication, socialization, self-determination, home living and self-care, leisure, employment and participation in the community – all skills that, like driving, can ultimately only be learned by doing.

Leadership to Go: Community

Important part of community involvement is parent involvement because it directly and consistently improves student achievement.