Special Education: Parental Rights & Family Resources


Providing for children with special needs takes teamwork. CCPS works closely with parents and families to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services

The Resource Center is a partnership between the local school system and the Maryland State Department of Education. The purpose of the Center is to provide the skills and the knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities, birth to 21, and professionals to function as equal partners in the educational decision-making process, and to assist families in accessing services for their children.

Resource Centers help families and educators in Caroline County by:

  • Providing support, information, and resources on disabilities and community services
  • Assisting families to resolve concerns and make informed decisions regarding their child's education
  • Increasing parent involvement and collaborative partnerships between families and

Local Family Support Contact: 

Christina Clark, Family Support Services Coordinator 

[email protected]  |  410-479-3609

303 Sharp Road, Denton, MD 21629

Information available through Resource Centers

Parental Rights & Resources

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Technical Assistance Bulletins
Technical Assistance Bulletins
DEI/SES Publications and Information

Global Autism Collaboration

American Speech-Language-Hearing Associtation

American Psychological Association

Developmental Disabilities Administration
Community Supports Waiver FAQs
Family Supports Waiver FAQs

Procedural Safeguards
Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice - English  |  Spanish  |  Haitian Creole

Procedural Safeguards Summary -  English  |  Spanish  | Haitian Creole

Companion to Procedural Safeguards


Family Support and Disputes

MSDE Family Support & Resolution Branch - includes Mediation and Due Process Information and Resources

The MSDE Family Support Section of the Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch responds to parent inquiries, assists parents with navigating Maryland's early intervention and special education systems, and provides parents with school system resources.

MSDE contact: Ken Hudock, Section Chief, Family Support Services

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services

410-767-0255  |  [email protected]