Divisions/Programs

Early Intervention and Special Education Services

OUR MISSION: The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services provides leadership, accountability, technical assistance, and resource management to Local School Systems, Public Agencies, and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families. 

OUR BOLD VISION: All students, including students with disabilities, will be ready for school, achieve in school, and be prepared for college, career, and community living. Our ultimate vision is to close existing gaps between children with disabilities and their nondisabled peers.

In the Spotlight! Maryland's Autism Waiver

Join the MSDE and Maryland Department of Health for an Autism Waiver Prospective Provider workshop on Monday, November 19, 2018. Learn about Maryland's Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to become an Autism Waiver provider. Registration is required. Sign up here.

Stay Connected


child blowing dandelion seeds

Early Childhood

Discover Birth to Kindergarten Resources

Students and Teacher using computers

Secondary Transition

Strategies to Prepare for Life After School

Children in Classroom

Access & Equity

Supporting All Students, Birth to 21

More Ways to Connect