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Divisions > Special Education and Early Intervention

Publications and Information

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Administration Policy:

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Discipline of Students with Disabilities: 

Dispute Resolution:

Early Childhood Intervention and Education:

Fact Sheets

Family Support Services:

Maryland Individualized Education Program (IEP):

Maryland Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Document and Directions

Maryland State Improvement Grant (MSIG):

Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities:

Parent Surrogate Manual:

Parents' Guide to Habilitative Services

Professional Development for Student Achievement:

School Psychologists in the Identification of ED - NEW 2013

State Advisory Councils (Early Intervention/Preschool Special Education and Special Education):

  • State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) Birth Through 5  
  • Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC) 6-21 Services 
  • State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) FFY2008:

    Technical Assistance Bulletins and Guidance Documents 

    Transition Planning:

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    Task Force to Explore the Incorporation of the Principles of UDL into the Education Systems in MD HB-59 & SB-467
    §        Meetings Notes from 10/20/2010 meeting @ MSDE
    §     Meetings Notes from 01/11/2011 meeting @ MSDE

    Reports and Presentations:


    Additional Resources: 

    • IDEA 2006 Special Considerations Reports I, II, III, & IV


    Links to Statutes, Regulations and Resources Related To Special Education:
  • Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
  • SAILOR (MD Law)
  • Maryland Code            
  • NCLB, IDEA and other legislation
  • Searchable U.S. Code
  • Searchable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
  • Link to NCLB regulation 34 CFR 200 et. seq.
  • Link to IDEA Part B regulations
  • Link to IDEA Part C regulations
  • Link to MD Office of Administrative Hearings

  • Contact Information
    Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
    Maryland State Department of Education
    200 West Baltimore Street , 9th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201


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