Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs?

Seeking direction in starting your journey?

Needing help along the way?

We understand your feelings and concerns — we have been there too!  CACSE is your gateway to support.  As you rise up to the possibilities that lay before you, our families, educators and service providers in St. Mary’s County will help you make that journey!  If this is your first visit to the CACSE web site, we encourage you to look around!

Would you like to help other families on their journey?  Would you like to use your experience and perspective to help others? We could use your help!  CACSE is your organization; for more information about what CACSE does, visit the About Us pages.

We are parents and caregivers, educators, and community organizations who share the task of supporting children with special needs in St. Mary’s County.  We can help you find your way!

NEWS and NOTES Update June 14, 2016

Summer is here and school is out! We hope you have a great, restful summer and look forward to seeing you this fall! Before your family leaves town for vacation, please take a few minutes to consider the SMCPS Staffing Plan for Special Education for the next school year! We would love to hear what you think!

It’s not too soon to start planning for next year! The Fall 2016 Calendar from Partners for Success is posted here: PFS FALL CALENDAR  Even more training, activities, advocacy events, and annual favorites are posted on our Google Calendar!  Got a support group, training session, or advocacy event you want to promote? Contact us!

Rick Lavoie is coming to Southern Maryland on October 20! Come hear this dynamic, nationally-famous speaker as he addresses “The Motivation Breakthrough: Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child!” Registration is NOW OPEN! Go HERE or click on the scroll on the side of the screen to learn more!

We would love to hear from you!  Stop by your school’s Guidance Office or IEP Conference Room to pick up a CACSE brochure, learn about the Family Toolbox, training and workshops! Join us at a meeting – or call in from home! Talk to your CACSE representative, or volunteer to be one.   Look at the “About Us” page to read our By-Laws and Meeting Minutes and learn what we can do!

Make a difference – join CACSE!      

Website under construction – more info coming for 2016-2017!