imageAre 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 March 20, 2017

It’s time to RISE UP and nominate a special education teacher, para, therapist or supporter for our yearly award!  The nomination deadline is April 7.  To learn more, make a nomination online or download the form, or to see previous nominees, go HERE!

Check out all the offerings on our Events page and on our Google Calendar this spring!  The annual Transition Expo for high school students, workshops and speakers for parents, social activities, advocacy events, and more!  Got a support group, training session, or advocacy event you want to promote? Contact us!

Also – it’s time to do your yearly Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey!  Go HERE for more information; you should have received it in the mail already. Didn’t get it?  Well, you can do it online!  Please fill it out by May 1, 2017! We are counting on you!

Have you come to a CACSE Meeting?  Join us at one, or call in from home!  To learn about CACSE and what we do, drop by your school’s Guidance Office or IEP Conference Room and pick up a CACSE brochure, learn about the Family Toolbox, contact 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!      

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