To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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
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?
From April 2018 Special Education Summit
Nominate students, parents, educators and programs HERE - deadline March 31
More Info on Special Ed Advocacy
All PTA members are welcome to join MCCPTA Committees of interest. Contact the listed Committee Chairman for more information.
Julie Reiley, Chair
Rachel Wantanabe-Tate, Vice Chair
Testimony to the Superintendent
Advocates, provides information and support for families, staff and caregivers
32nd Annual Special Education Awards
Monday, May 4
5pm-9:30pm at Rockville HS