Resources for Parents/Guardians:

Family Support Brochures-English-Family Support Brochure-English    Spanish-Family Support Brochure-Spanish

State Department Survey for Spanish speaking families of students with IEP's; please complete by July 8th-

Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development (Infant-age 5):  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development.pdf

The following PowerPoint contains information about the Special Education programs we have in CCPS:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Programs SECAC Presentation-Final.pptx

Wonderful website to help with navigating issues related to Attention and Learning:

Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) are voluntary Parenting Support programs.  They are for parent/caregiver and child together, in the home, sharing age appropriate child development information, family well-being discussion and connecting the community agencies involved.  We can help with developmental issues, attachment/bonding (with children 6mos-24mos), help detect developmental delays and prevent abuse/neglect to name a few things.   See brochures for more information: PAT brochure- /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/_PAT brochure   and ABC brochure:  /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/ABC Parent Brochure.pdf

Transition PowerPoint from October 17 Family Support Network Night:  /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Transition for Parents.pptx

Project Connect-This program connects families with children 0-5 who have an incarcerated parent with services, transportation to local appointments and the detention center for visitation, materials to communicate with incarcerated parent, referrals to community agencies, quarterly activities and support groups and school support.  For more information please see the attached flyer or call 667-600-2571.  /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/Project Connect.pdf

Congruent Counseling-There are 35+ therapist in network with most commercial insurances in 4 locations:  Colombia, Millersville, Towson and Eldersburg.  For more information see their website:

Family and Children's Services- Walk-In Case Management Services-offered for all residents of Carroll County.  See attached flyer for more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Walk In Case Management Services Flyer (002).docx

How to help prevent teen dating violence:  Take a look at the attached infographic and learn about healthy teen dating resources in Maryland. Please forward this along to others that may find this information helpful.   /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Teen Violence.pdf

Judy Center Referral Form for 2019-Carroll County Families from pregnancy until your child enters Kindergarten can participate.  Several services are provided.  See attached for referral form and the Judy Center Brochure for 2019:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Judy Center Referral Form FY19.docx; /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/FY19 Judy Center Brochure.pdf 

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) brochure for parents.  The brochure answers questions for parents regarding children’s mental health /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/NIH 18-4702.pdf 

Bob Berlow, Disability Rights MD PowerPoint Presentation from February 28, 2019 Family Support Night on the IEP Process:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Bob Berlow PowerPoint.pptx

Momo Challenge and Tips: /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Momo Challenge MD SPIN 3.4.19 (1).pdf 

Presentation PowerPoint from Monty Knittle and James Curran from Harbor Investment 3-18-19:    /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Needs Planning-Financial-ABLE-3-18-19.pdf

Presentation PowerPoint from the CCPS Assistive Tech Team on March 11:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/A Glimpse of Assistive Technology updated PFS (1).pdf

Maryland ABLE presentation:   /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Maryland-ABLE-Full Version 2019.pdf

Dysregulation information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Dysregulation.pdf

April 3rd PowerPoint on Sensory and Behavior presented by Josselyn Ensor and Kristen Hoffman:   /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Sensory and Behavior.pptx

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week tip of the day:

Trauma and ACES:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACES AND FAMILIES.2.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACES Families.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACEsInfographic_080218.pdf

Fostering Resilience:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Resilience Facts for Families.pdf  or additional information may be found on the website at:

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week:  When to Seek Help and Other Resources:  Throughout the week we have raised awareness about good mental health, reviewed a variety of mental health disorders, and provided strategies for you to support your child.  Attached you will find a list of books for children/teens to read that further explore the topic of mental health, as well as, a fact sheet on when to seek help for your child.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Booklist Younger Children.pdf

/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Booklist Older Children.pdf           

/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/When to Seek Help FAmilies.pdf

Additional information may be found on the website at:

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Presentations

**June 24-July 19th-USDA Summer Food Servivce Program provides free meals to children-see attached document for locations, times and dates.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Summer Meals.doc

Sunday, June 16-10:30-1:30-Spring Accessible Playground Camp through The Maryland School for the Blind.  For more information, please see attached:   /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/MD School for the Blind June Events.pdf

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00-Free Webcast for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition — The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity.  For more information go to:

June 24-25 8:30-4:30-PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Mulit Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs-see attached for more information:   /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/PODD 2 day June 2019 in county.pdf

July 2 and August 6 from 6:00-7:30 Grief Education and opportunities to ask questions about your child's bereavement.  The workshops are free of charge.  Please visit-  for more information (Olivia's House).  These workshops are in Hanover, PA.

July 8-12 8:30-4:30-Teaching Movement for Communication:  Accessing AAC for Children Who Have ComplexCommunication Needs by Claire Cotter, Gayle Porter, Linda Burkhart.  See attached for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Movements_5_day_flyer_19.pdf
August 12-13 8:30-4:30-Another PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Mulit Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs-see attached for more information:   /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/PODD 2 day August 2019 in county.pdf

Saturday, September 21, 2019-Bureau of Aging and Disabilities presents a conference on supporting children and families in our changing society-see attached for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Grandparents Flyer 2019.pdf

Summer 2019

Looking for Camps for Summer 2019?  Please see attached website for some possibilities.

July 7-13, 2019-PALS is hosting a summer camp in Baltimore at the University of MD Baltimore County for young adults with Down Syndrome.  The ages of the campers are from 21-30.  For more information please see attached link: or view their brochure by clicking on this link:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/PALS Brochure 2019.pdf

Lions club are looking for deaf and hard of hearing children who would be interested in attending a deaf camp program at 2 camps in MD.  See attached flyer for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Lions Club Camps.pdf  

June 23 12:00-3:00 (rain date June 29)-Sunday FunDay at Christmas Tree park in Manchester (Inclusive Playground)-Playground activities, alpacas, games, giveaways and more!  Free of charge.  For more information see attached flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Sunday FunDay Flyer.pdf

June 24-August 23-Carroll Community College Summer! Kids browse all summer adventures and register at

June 24-June 28-Camp Invention-Manchester Elementary, William Winchester Elementary or Elmer Wolfe Elementary.  For more information:

Looking for something for Summer 2019?  See attached for more information:  Summer Camp 2019.pdf 

Tuesday, August 27th 10:00-2:00-Community Outreach Summer Fair-Back to school shopping supplies, dental screenings, free haircuts, and more.  See flyer for more information.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Summer fair flyer 19.doc

Save the Dates

Save the dates for the 2019-2020 school year for the following Family Support Network Nights.  These are typically held from 6:00-7:30 at Carroll Springs Elementary, childcare will be provided for most nights (please check back to this site and look for emails as the presentation night approaches).   For more information on the topics please email Tammy Chisholm at 

Family Support Nights 2019-2020

Monday, September 24 Back to School Picnic
Thursday, October 10 Behavior Strategies for the Home
Monday, November 11 Talk about puberty and your changing body
Monday, December 9 Pictures with Sensory Santa
Wednesday, February 12 Dealing with Grief and Taking Care of Yourself
Thursday, March 5 Resource Fair at *Winters Mill High School
Wednesday, April 15 Sibling Panel/Parent Panel
Tuesday, May 19 End of Year Picnic


*Please continue to check back on this site and look for emails about each night's presentation.  Topics are subject to change depending on availability of presenters.  As the winter season approaches please also be aware that the cancellation/early dismissal policy for schools will effect cancellation of that night's presentation.