The MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) 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 age 21, and their families.
Maryland Learning Links is the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services comprehensive online resource for leaders, families, and providers of early intervention and special educations. Find resources to support the Division's strategic imperatives: early childhood, access, equity, and progress, and secondary transition; and COVID-19 updates to support students and their families during and after the pandemic.
August 5, 2021, Assistant State Superintendent Marcella E. Franczkowski delivered federal, State, and local impact data updates to Maryland's local Directors of Special Education, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and Infants and Toddlers Program Directors. The comprehensive unpacking of guidance, policy, resources, and information continues the Division's ongoing support for local leadership planning and implementation.
Meeting participants were treated to a motivational keynote by Dr. Joe Thomas, a retired marine and current director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. Dr. Thomas delivered a message that helped the leaders understand how to restore their own well-being and support their local school system teams heading into the new school year.
Following an afternoon of breakout workgroup sessions on post-pandemic hot topics, participants enjoyed their first opportunity to engage our new State Superintendent of Schools. The DEI/SES hosted a Meet-and-Greet opportunity for the State's early intervention and special education stakeholder community to meet Mr. Choudhury. Joining local school system directors were State legislators, education advocates, and representatives of institutes of higher learning that partner with the State to narrow the gap for Maryland students.
Discover birth to kindergarten resources to support young learners.
Learn how to support all students, birth through age 21.
Find strategies to prepare students for life after school.
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