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

Saturday, April 20-2:00-Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Egg 2019 PDF.pdf

Resources for parents:
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

March 6 and April 3 4:00-6:00-Free Adolescent/Child Walk in Vaccination Clinics-.  For more information contact Maternal Child Heatlh Nursing Program @ 410-876-4956; 410-876-4942; 410-876-4920

March 22nd; 5:30-Change, INC Designer Bag and Basket Bingo.  See attached link for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Change Inc Bingo.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. 

Flyer for respite- /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Additional Respite Funds Flyer October 2018.doc   Application- /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Respite Camp Application-Checklist 2018 FINAL.pdf

Congruent Counseling-There are 35+ therapist in network with most commercial insurances in 4 locations:  Columbia, 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

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2-Carroll Hospice Bereavement Camp-Camp T.R.-Located at Hashawa Environmental Center in Westminster.  See flyer for more information or call Jess Roschen @ 410-871-7656-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Grief support camp.doc

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

Attention Federal Employees and Contractors living in Carroll County-Need help during the shutdown?  Please see attached flyer:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Federal Shutdown Help_FINAL (002).pdf

Villa Maria Community Resources-Skills for Success services are for children and adolescents, ages 5-17, who experience behavioral or emotional challenges in several areas-See attached brochure for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/SkillsforSuccessBrochureFcrop.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

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

Saturday, March 30 8:30-5:30-Sibling Conference-See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Sib Conf Flyer 2019.pdf

Friday, April 26 8:30-4:30-Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism.  See attached link for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Selective Mutism.pdf
Friday, May 31 8:00-3:45-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Explore the latest research and treatment modalities for OCD.  See attached for more information-

Summer 2019

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

June 18-Risky Business presentation at Martin's in Westminster-Featuring exhibitors and speaker presentations on addictive behaviors, youth suicide, mindfulness and mental health, and vaping and juuling.  See flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/2019 Risky Business Save Date.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

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

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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