Community Resources

Common Abbreviations in Special Education

Charles County Public Schools

Department of Special Education  (Infant and Toddler, Early Intervention, SOAR, Life Skills, Emotional Adjustment and Adult Independence Programs)

Charles County Parent Center

Department of Student Services

State of Maryland Links

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

MSDE Special Education/Early Intervention 

Maryland Learning Links

Helpful Documents from MSDE

Building IEPs with Maryland Families: What a Great IDEA!   

Parent’s Guide to Understanding IEP Rights and Responsibilities in Maryland

Maryland IEP Process Guide

Maryland Assessment, Accessibility, & Accommodations Guide 

Curriculum and Instruction Guide

MSDE Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

     DDA Providers:

Charles County Department of Health   &   Infants and Toddlers

Maryland Families Engage


Ainsley’s Angels

Bambino Buddy Ball

Charles  County Camp Co-Op

Melwood Recreation 

Special Olympics Maryland

Additional Resources and Organizations

U.S. Department of Education IDEA

Parents Place of Maryland

PPMD Resource Library

Disability Rights Maryland

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Learning Disabilities Association of Maryland

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

Pathfinders for Autism

Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland

Maryland Coalition of Families

Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Charting the Lifecourse – a helpful framework for families and professionals

Equipment Connections for Children

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)