Special Education


Caroline County Public Schools believes strongly that all children are entitled to educational opportunities. Furthermore, we believe children with disabilities are more alike than different from other children. It is our mission to ensure all children’s needs are served in Caroline County classrooms.

Overview Definitions & Contacts

Description of CCPS approach to special education, list of key terms, and staff contacts.

Identification Process

Description of the 11-step process for identifying and serving children with special needs.

Parental Rights & Family Resources

Description and links to family support services and parental rights & resources

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Elements of an IEP, process for writing and implementing an IEP, and key team members

Extended School Year

Description of extended school year (ESY) services, including eligibility

Early Intervention

Description of the Infants & Toddlers program, including eligibility and developmental milestones

Habilitative Services

Description of therapeutic services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy

Transition Planning

Process of preparing special needs students for post-graduation life