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.

Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Key Resources

Items of Interest

Branches and Offices


Marcella E. Franczkowski, M.S.
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Early Intervention 
and Special Education Services
Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0238
Fax: 410-767-2488

In the Spotlight

Maryland Learning Links 

Now is a great time to rediscover the rich resources available online for families, educators, and administrators. Visit MarylandLearningLinks.org.  Maryland Learning Links was developed using federal funding and is co-owned by the MSDE Division of Early Intervention Services (DEI/SES) and The JHU Center for Technology in Education (CTE).

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Early Childhood

Discover Birth to Kindergarten Resources


Secondary Transition

Strategies to Prepare for Life After School


Access & Equity

Supporting All Students, Birth to 21

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