Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Abila Tazanu M.D. has a unique perspective on the daily challenges and long term triumphs of all parents with kids on the autism spectrum. It is an insider view that she is using to change the way children with developmental disabilities are screened. Her passion makes sense. Doctor Tazanu is not only one of Prince […]

Learning Links Profile: Brenda Hussey-Gardner, P.H.D.

Inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center you’ll find a very advanced level of neonatal care. With state-of-the-art equipment, advanced monitoring techniques and sophisticated medication, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) specialists help vulnerable babies grow into healthy children. That journey is not purely a physical one. Many premature babies […]

Directories and Support Groups for Families with Disabled Young Children

There are several organizations and agencies that provide support services for families of young children with disabilities.  MSDE’s Special Education and Early Intervention Services Division provides the following directories: Child Find Directory Local Infants and Toddlers Program Directors Local Infants and Toddlers Programs: Single Point of Entry Preschool Special Education Coordinators Local Family Support Network, […]

Family Advocacy Resources

Parents, care providers, and community members are often the best sources of information about the pressing needs of the early intervention community. Here are several resources that provide information to people who want to advocate for young children with disabilities and their families.