Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, celebrates with students, teachers, and community partners

Marcella Franczkowski celebrates community partnerships with Pocomoke High and Cedar Chapel Special School

As the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services knows, nothing is more important than building strong partnerships between families and school community. On May 4, Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, was honored to celebrate Pocomoke High School, Cedar Chapel Special School, and their community partners who are coming together to make a difference… Continue Reading Marcella Franczkowski celebrates community partnerships with Pocomoke High and Cedar Chapel Special School

About Special Education

Learn about the special education process and your role as a parent in this process.

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. Continue Reading Support Groups for Families

maryland special education parent involvement survey

Survey Results Now Available: Maryland Report on Part B Indicator 8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services obtained this information through two surveys administered by ICF International, and the results report is now available. Continue Reading Survey Results Now Available: Maryland Report on Part B Indicator 8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

508 compliance refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all federal agencies “when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.” For… Continue Reading Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices