• Maryland State Department of Education Special Education Survey

    Join AA-SECAC in May
    5/11/23 at 6:30 pm
    Please join us in-person:
    Board of Education
    2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401   

    To attend virtually, please email SECAC to request a link: info@aasecac.org       

    Overview of the Recovery/Compensatory Service Process for students with IEPs in Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    Recovery/Compensatory Services Brochure

    English: https://youtu.be/gH5iazJkIGo

    Spanish: https://youtu.be/3J-vWNRM

    The presentation “Let’s Talk Twice Exceptional” by Julie Skolnick is available at the link Let's Talk Twice Exceptional by Julie Skolnick.



    Children with disabilities from birth to age 21 may be eligible for special education. Federal law defines “children with disabilities” as having any of the following types of disabilities.

    • Autism
    • Deaf-blindness
    • Deafness
    • Developmental Delay
    • Emotional Disability
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech or Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment (including blindness)


    Special Education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.  Special Education can include:

    • Specialized Instruction
    • Instruction in physical education
    • Vocational Education
    • Speech/Language Services
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Assistive Technology
    • Counseling

    NOTE: AACPS assures full educational opportunities by providing free and appropriate educational programs and related services for students with disabilities. “At no cost” means that all specially designed instruction is provided without charge, but does not preclude incidental fees which are normally charged to non-disabled students or their parents as part of the regular education program.


  • AACPS - Special Education

    Sonya McElroy
    Director, Birth-5 Programs, Special Services and Nonpublic Placement

    Diane McGowan
    Director, Specially Designed Instruction and Compliance


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