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

Get to Know – Rocco Aiello

Rocco Aiello, Coordinator for Adapted Physical Education and Corollary Sports, St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Talk to Rocco Aiello about his amazing journey as an Adapted Physical Education teacher and you soon discover that he is all about inspiration. In fact, Aiello is either inspiring children with disabilities to discover the joys and benefits of… Continue Reading Get to Know – Rocco Aiello

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A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

With the arrival of winter, the cold, snowy, and icy weather can provide challenges for people in wheelchairs or those with different abilities. However, there are still ways for the entire family to stay safe and have fun during December and throughout the winter. Here are a few ways to ensure mobility devices are prepared… Continue Reading A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County

Anna Curtis had a small blue puzzle piece with a tiny heart cut out tattooed on the top of her right foot three years ago to serve as a both a reminder and a conversation starter about her life’s passion. She inked her commitment to autism awareness during her second year of graduate studies in autism at Towson University. But Anna did more than get the degree and tattoo while at Towson. She started a small nonprofit called Independent of Autism. Continue Reading Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County

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… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.