Special Education Resources

The Mission of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to provide, implement, and monitor the delivery of a seamless continuum of services for students with disabilities from birth through age 21, to prepare for career, college, and community readiness. OSE supports schools to ensure the success of every student with disabilities by supporting families through the IEP process and in their student’s education.

MCPS provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities in need of special education and related services.

At Meadow Hall, students are able to access services for learning and academic disabilities (LAD), autism and speech resources. According to the 2017-2018 Meadow Hall ES Special Education at a Glance, 18.7% of students access special education resources.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and MCCPTA Special Education Committee:

Recommended Links to Community and Educational Resources and Articles*

Montgomery County Special Education Advisory Committee: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/special-education/seac/

MCPS Department of Special Education: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/special-education/

MCPS Department of Special Education Parent Resources: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/special-education/parent-resources/

Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland’s Public Advocate http://disabilityrightsmd.org/

Autism Society Montgomery County: http://www.autismmontgomerycounty.org/

Partnership for Extraordinary Minds (xMinds) - a local nonprofit that supports MCPS students on the autism spectrum: http://www.xminds.org/

Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County http://dsnmc.org/

The ARC Montgomery County: http://thearcmontgomerycounty.org/

Special Olympics Maryland: http://www.somd.org/

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council: http://www.md-council.org/

The Parents' Place of Maryland: https://www.ppmd.org/

Seeking Employment, Equality, and Community (SEEC) for People with Developmental Disabilities: http://www.seeconline.org/

Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center - a local nonprofit serving students with language based learning disabilities and their families: http://asdec.org/

Special Education Rights: A Handbook for Maryland Families and Professionals (Disability Rights Maryland 2017): https://disabilityrightsmd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SEHandbook.updated-July-2017.online-version.pdf

School Discipline: A Handbook for Maryland Families and Professionals (Disability Rights Maryland 2016): https://disabilityrightsmd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Discipline-Manual.updated-July-2017.online-version.pdf

Executive Function: Six Aspects of a Complex Syndrome by Thomas Brown PhD: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5180ef_b6568fd989ac4166aa9477d6dac3b2d2.pdf

10 Myths About ADHD by Thomas Brown PhD: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5180ef_5be4b321b1ca400991e61adcfdf630de.pdf

Learning Disabilities Checklist: https://www.ldaminnesota.org/learning-disabilities/checklist/

Special Education Acronyms: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/acronyms/

12 Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting: https://www.additudemag.com/12-tips-successful-iep-meeting/

*SEAC and the MCCPTA Special Education Committee do not endorse any materials or organizations.