• Details about securing Chromebooks - Survey Deadline and Process
    Please complete the Chromebook Request Survey by August 11, 2020. All students in AACPS will receive a Chromebook for Virtual Learning this fall. Please take time to fill out this survey as soon as possible. NOTE: All ECI, ITP, and CBS families should check your email; we have sent you important information you will need to complete the survey.

     

    SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY
    MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

    Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services were mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage-paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The survey may also be completed online. Parent feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com


    Special Education Parent e-Learning

     

    Overview/Process

    Eligibility

    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)

    Definition

    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.

Contacts

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    Diane McGowan
    Director, Specially Designed Instruction and Compliance
    djmcgowan@aacps.org
    410-222-5410

    Bobbi Pedrick
    Director, Birth-5 Programs, Special Services and Nonpublic Placement
    bpedrick@aacps.org
    410-222-6911

Programs

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