Divisions/Programs

Special Education/ Early Intervention

The MSDE Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) provides leadership and support in Maryland's comprehensive system of coordinated services for children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.


Happening Now

The DSE/EIS just kicked off Moving Maryland Forward To Empower Families, part of our commitment to supporting families of children, birth through 21, and local family support professionals.

Opening slide from state presentation to empower families May 8 2018


In the Spotlight

May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month. On Monday, May 7th, Maryland First Lady, Yumi Hogan, hosted an art show to showcase the artwork of children from across the State. Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady's Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display was held in Annapolis at the Lowe House Office Building and featured the artwork of youth who were asked to create something that made them feel happy. Assistant State Superintendent Marcella E. Franczkowski was a proud participant.
First Lady Yumi Hogand and Marcella with Student at art showcase May 7 2018
The First Lady's showcase supports the Children's Mental Health Matters! Campaign. Now in its 10th year, the Campaign brings together more than 650 nonprofits, schools, agencies, and other partners to raise awareness of children's mental health and substance use disorders. See more photos from the event. Go to the Governor's Photo Gallery and select "Children's Mental Health Awareness Art Show 05/07/08."


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