This is an excellent website developed through a partnership between the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. It is a resource for providers and families with children with disabilities. This website is filled with information for parents of children birth through age 5. Within the website, you will find explanations of the IFSP and IEP processes, links to specific resources, and an online forum for families to network and share. Very easy to navigate.
This is a website designed for those who care for children from birth through age three. It provides information about child growth and development and provides ideas for fun, age appropriate activities.
More resources to come
Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development (Infant-age 5): /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development.pd
Resources for parents:
-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
Respite camp available for families of children with disabilities. Some possiblities for the respite are: an after school activity or camp or program, a weekend camps or weekend overnight camps. Please see attached flyer and Application for contact information. **Disregard the dates on the flyer for the original camp. The flyer is accurate and information is to for the current time of year.
Family Leadership Intstitute, 2019-The Family Leadership Institute (FLI) is a free, 60-hour, six-weekend intensive training program for parents and caregivers of school-age children with mental health challenges. Funding for this program is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. January 25 & 26, February 8 & 9, March 1 & 2, March 8 & 9, March 29 & 30, and April 5 & 6, Friday night and Saturday. See attached flyer for details. /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Family Leadership Institute 2019.pdf
Save the Dates
Save the dates for the 2018-2019 school year for the following Family Support Network Nights. These are typically held from 6:00-7:30 at Carroll Springs Elementary, dinner and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11-IEP Topics
March 11-Communication needs
April 3-Behavior/Sensory topic
May 20-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.
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