Resources for Parents/Guardians:

Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous Meeting:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/MARA Flyer (1).doc

Family Medical Leave and Meetings: /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/FMLA.4.IEPs.pdf

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

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

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

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 

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

Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources:  /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Triple s flyer April 2019.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/More Than Sad Training Flyer.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Teen Talk Flyer.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/safeTALK_Flyer_9.2019.pdf

Judy Center Early Learning Hub Newsletter-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Judy Center 2020.pdf

The Youth Service Bureau and Life Renewal have walk in counseling hours where you can get a quick assessment and treatment recommendations (through Youth Service Bureau, must be 16 years or older, accepts private insurance and medical assistance-must call in advance; Life Renewal-MA only).  See attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/CCYSBSeries Flyer.pdf  Life Renewal- /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/LRS Carroll Clinic Walk-In Flyer.pdf

Free financial classes, financial coaching, and tax preparation services.  For more information see attached-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/HSP Financial Services Jan-April 2020.pdf /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/VITA Tax Prep Flyer.pdf

The MD Youth Leadership Forum is looking for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities to participate in the 2020 Youth Leadership Forum held at Towson University.
2019 YLF dates: June 24-27, 2020
2019 YLF location: Towson University
Deadline for application: Friday, March 8, 2020
For more information and to apply go to:

Camp Journey-Overnight Services; respite program for short-term, temporary care to youth ages 11-17.  For more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Camp Journey Info Sheet.pdf

Tuesday’s from February 25-April 21, 6pm-8pm at Carroll Hospital-“Families Strong”-for family members that have a loved ones with an addiction.  For more information see attached flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Families Strong.doc

Wednesday, April 15, 5pm-8pm-“Human Library” at McDaniel College.  A safe space where human “books”, members in the community who have experienced discrimination or prejudice based on who you are, can share your story.  For more information see attached flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Human Library 2020-event flier (002).pdf

Tuesday, April 21-6:30-8:00 p.m.-Understanding Autism; to register-

Thursday, May 7, 6pm-7:30 p.m.-at Carroll County Career and Technical Center parking lot.  For more information see attached flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Big Truck Night 2020.doc

Wednesday, May 13; noon-1:30-ABCs of Challenging Behavior Management; to register-

Monday’s from 5:30-6:30 p.m.-Healing Journeys-Domestic Violence Support Group.  For more information go to:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Healing Journeys.pdf

June 18-19; 8:30-4:30-PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Multi-Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs.  For more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/6.2020 2 day in county (1).pdf

August 3-4; 8:30-4:30-PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Multi-Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs.  For more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/8.2020 2 day in county (1).pdf

Thursday, March 19; 10:00-2:00-Veterans Claims Clinic and Resource Fair at Carroll Community College- For more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Veterans Claims Clinic Resource Fair Flyer 3-19-20.pdf

Respite Care Services for children with a documented disability, under the age of 21, enrolled in school and resides in Carroll County.  For more information and to apply-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Respite Camp Application REVISED 01.2020 (4).doc /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Respite Care Services Flyer 2020 (4).pub

May 3-9, 2020-Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign-Artwork contest-for more information and details go to:

Carroll County Recs and Parks Summer Camp Guide is now available-go to:

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities:
2020 Summer Learning Series go to:


Fall Newsletter

Birth-Kindergarten-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Fall 2019 Birth to 5 Newsletter.pdf

K-21 parents-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Fall 2019 Newsletter.pdf

Winter Newsletter

All Families and Staff, Birth-21-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Winter 2019-2020 Family Support Newsletter.pdf

Spring Newsletter

All Families and Staff, Birth-21-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Spring 2020 Family Support Newsletter.pdf

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Presentations 

Pathfinders for Autism is holding multiple workshops for more information-

January 24 and 25; February 7, 8, 21 and 22; March 6, 7, 20 and 21; April 3 and 4-2020 Family Leadership Institute-intensive 6-week training for parents and caregivers.  See attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/2020 Family Leadership Institute (FLI) (1).pdf


Summer 2020

2020 Summer Learning Series at Kennedy Krieger.  For more information: 

2020 Summer Camps at Carroll Community College-  or for more information:    

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 for 2019-2020-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Family Support Activities For Families.pdf






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
Monday, March 9 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.