Contact

specialed@MCCPTA.org

Our Mission
To make every child's potential a reality by ​engaging and empowering families and ​communities to advocate for all children.
 
Our Vision

Act as a resource for the special education community (parents, caregivers and staff) and share experiences in advocating for children to implement successful family-school partnerships. Continue outreach to those who may not be connected with their school community. 

 

Useful Links - Local
The ARC Montgomery County
The Autism Society Montgomery County, MD 
GTLD Network 
Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County (LDA)
MCCPTA Special Education Page 
MCPS Office of Special Education Services 
National Alliance on Mental Illness Montgomery County
Partnership for Extraordinary Minds

Useful Links - State & National Resources​
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 
Disability Rights Maryland
State of Maryland Department of Education Special Education & Early Intervention Services
School Improvement in Maryland: What is and IEP and how does the IEP process work?
National Institute of Mental Health Home Page
Understood.org: The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans
U.S. Department of Education: Protecting Students with Disabilities
WebMD: What is Dyslexia?
WrightsLaw

​Findlaw Rental Housing Rights for Disabled Tenants


From April 2018 Special Education Summit

​Special Education Handbook

Discipline Manual

Parental Consent Law Fact Sheet

​GAO Report on Disproportionality in Discipline

Nominate students, parents, educators and programs HERE - deadline March 31

More Info on Special Ed Advocacy

Local PTAs

All PTA members are welcome to join MCCPTA Committees of interest. Contact the listed Committee Chairman for more information.

 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Julie Reiley, Chair

Rachel Wantanabe-Tate, Vice Chair


Testimony to the Superintendent

Advocates, provides information and support for families, staff and caregivers

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​​ - Complete the U.S. Census!

 - NOMINATE for Special Ed Awards

 - NOMINATE for Achievement Awards 

 State Funding & Priorities (Kirwan)


32nd Annual Special Education Awards

Monday, May 4

5pm-9:30pm at Rockville HS