October Meeting

Please Join Us!

Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cafeteria in the F. B. Gwynn Center

5998 Radio Station Road | La Plata, MD


The October meeting will include:

  • Department of Special Education Update: Continuum of Services
  • Brainstorm on ways to support #Choosekind
  • Assistance in creating your own IEP Binder
  • Nominations for Officers


Binder supplies are limited. Snacks will be provided. No RSVP is required, but we would appreciate your assistance in helping us plan for the meeting. Submit questions prior to the meeting by with our survey at https:/



Parents’ Place of Maryand to host Wrights Law Special Education Conference

The Parents’ Place of Maryland is hosting a Wrightslaw conference.  Registration is required. CEUs are available.  Eventbrite link. This is one-day special education law and advocacy programs focusing on four areas: special education law, rights and responsibilities, tests and measurements to measure progress & regression, SMART IEPs, and introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy.

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Parent Center Fall Newsletter

The Charles County Parent Center is a resource center for families with children with disabilities supported by the Maryland State Department of Education. The main purpose of the center is to provide the skills, resources, and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities and professionals to partner in the educational decision-making process. In addition, the Parent Center provides information, materials, lending library, computer internet access, and support in the community.

The Parent Center is staffed by parents who have a child or children with disabilities.  We have been trained in the IEP process and understand the difficulties of finding information and resources to help support you and your family needs.

The Parent Center is located in the F.B. Gwynn Center and provides newsletters, information, materials, lending library, computer stations, and a variety of free parent training workshops.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

September SECAC Meeting

September Meeting

September 18, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Parent Center Room in F. B. Gwynn Center

5998 Radio Station Road | La Plata, MD


We are excited to kick off the 2018-2019 school year. The September meeting will address:

What is special education?

What is the role of SECAC?

How can I utilize the resources of the Parent Center?

Where can I find information to help my child with special needs?

No RSVP is required, but we would appreciate your assistance in helping us plan for the meeting. Dinner is provided. Please go to  and answer a few questions.



Dyslexia and Literacy Resources

On August 14, 2018 the staff of CCPS gave a presentation to the Board of Education. Links to slides of the presentation along with resources are listed below.


Slides of CCPS Dyslexia Presentation

Maryland Technical Assistance Bulletin on Dyslexia

Maryland Dyslexia Task Force Report

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland 

National Center on Improving Literacy

International Dyslexia Association

Reading Rockets

Dyslexia Help by the University of Michigan

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity