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

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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

Transition: Links to Learn More

Maryland Resources The Maryland Department of Disabilities offers help with employment, housing, transportation and disability benefits. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) helps eligible students who are leaving school and need assistance with job training and transportation. Maryland Transitioning Youth is the website of the Governor’s Interagency Transition Council (IATC) that provides a wealth of information and resources… Continue Reading Transition: Links to Learn More

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

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