The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEISES) 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 is that 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 non-disabled peers.
Publications and Information
Family Support Services
DEI/SES Strategic Plan: Moving Maryland Forward, Sharpen the Focus for 2020
Public Notice FFY 2019 Part B IDEA
Public Notice FFY 2019 Part C IDEA
Special Education State Advisory Committee
State Interagency Coordinating Council
Assistant State Superintendent's Advisory Council
Technical Assistance Bulletins
Performance Support and Technical Assistance
Policy and Accountability
Family Support/Dispute Resolution Branch
Interagency Collaboration Branch
Autism Waiver/Health Related Services
Interagency Rates Committee
Nonpublic Special Education
The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the 2019-2023 application to renew Maryland’s Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as the Autism Waiver. This approval paves the way for a five-year continuation of home and community-based waiver services, effective July 1, 2019, for a minimum of 1,200 children with ASD. Initiated in 2001, the Autism Waiver is a national model of collaboration between federal, State, and local health and education agencies. The MSDE is the Operating State Agency (OSA), and through partnership with the local school system, is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Autism Waiver. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is the single State Medicaid Agency (SMA) charged with the administration of Maryland’s Medicaid program and oversight of the Autism Waiver.
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