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

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

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

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 

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

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

December 2-6-Together We're Better Inclusive, Education Campaign and Artwork Contest-see attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Together We are Better.pdf  or go to:

Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20-Attached you will find information about a new support group for parents/care givers of children with mental health, behavior, special needs.  The group will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Westminster Branch of the Library, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD.  Contact for information: or call 202-590-0060.  See attached for more information, /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Parent Support Group Childrens Mental Health.pdf

January 11th, 18th and 25th-10:00-10:40 a.m. Tristar Martial Arts Academy of Eldersburg is offering Special Needs Classes for $25 per class. See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Special Needs Martial Arts Classes.jpg

January 28, 2020-6:30-8:30-Special Needs Camp Fair!  Free to Attend-Cedar Lane School 11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD-see attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/CampFairFlyer20.pdf

February 20-6:30-8:00-Caregivers in Action-Support Group for parents andcaregivers of children with mental health issues, emotional needs, challenging behaviors or special needs in Carroll County.  See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Carroll County Support Group Final.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

March 28-Honestly Autism Day 2020.  See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Autism Day 2020.doc



Fall Newsletter

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

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Presentations

Friday, December 6-7:00-9:00-Jingle Bell Hop Dance-for more information see attached:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Special Connection Fall 2019.doc

December 30-9:00-3:00-The Division of Rehabilitation Services, Pre-Employment Transition Services is hosting a Computer Coding class.  For more information see attached flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Pre-ETS newsletter Winter 2019 (1).pdf

January 11 and February 1-Pre-Guiding the Journey:  What Comes Next After High School"  Training for Parents-see attached link: 

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

Check back 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.doc

A Likely Story Bookstore will be at our Sensory Santa night (the time slots are filled for this event, but you can still come and shop at the Bookfair).  See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Carroll Springs Book Flyer-Sensory Santa Night (002).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.