Special Education

 

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Sections

Family Support

Contact Us

Office of Special Education
Ms. Diana K. Wyles, Acting Associate Superintendent: (240) 740-3042 

Office of Special Education
Ms. Brenda B. Browne, Assistant to Associate Superintendent: (240) 740-3042 

Department of Special Education Services
Mr. Philip A. Lynch, Director: (240) 740-3900

Division of Pre-K, Special Programs and Related Services
Mrs. Amy S. Cropp, Director: (240) 740-3880 

Division of Business, Fiscal and Information Systems
Mrs. Julie S. Hall, Director: (240) 740-3850 

Central Placement Unit
Ms. Joanne C. Hoffman, Supervisor: (240) 740-3830

Resolution & Compliance Unit
Mr. Zvi Greismann, Supervisor: (240) 740-3230 

Family Support Center
Ms. MaryBeth Mantzouranis: (240) 753-9487

The MSDE Family Support Section of the Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch, responds to parent inquiries, assists parents with navigating Maryland's early intervention and special education systems, and provides parents with school system resources. 

Maryland State Department of Education, Early Intervention and Special Education Services 

Mr. Ken Hudock, Section Chief, Family Support Services: (410) 767-0255 or kenneth.hudock@maryland.gov 

Frequently Visited

Welcome to the Office of Special Education

The Mission of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to provide, implement, and monitor the delivery of a seamless continuum of services for students with disabilities from birth through age 21, to prepare for college, career, and community readiness. OSE supports schools to ensure the success of every student with disabilities by supporting families through the IEP process and in their student’s education.

MCPS provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities in need of special education and related services. 

Services

MCPS Services to Support Families

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In support of the core values of the MCPS strategic planning framework and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), OSE is committed to promoting improved academic achievement and social emotional success for all students with disabilities. Parents/guardians are valued partners with school staff members in planning the student’s services through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) decision-making process. All decisions regarding the placement of a student with a disability will be made by an IEP team in collaboration with parents/guardians consistent with the requirements of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Services Birth to 21 Overview:

 
 
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MCPS Family Support Center

MCPS Family Support Center MCPS Family Support Center seeks to:

  • Increase parental involvement in the early intervention and special education decision making process.
  • Increase collaborative relationships through information and training.
  • Assist families in resolving concerns and making informed decisions regarding their child's education.
  • Provide information about disabilities and school system and community resources.

 

MSDE Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch

MSDE Family Support Section of the Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch, responds to parent inquiries, assists parents with navigating Maryland's early intervention and special education systems, and provides parents with school system resources.