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!  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, contact your current 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!

CACSE is your organization!  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 September 11, 2017

A new school year, a new start! Tonight’s meeting will include Elections for the 2017-2018 School Year! We would love to have you represent your school, or even be an officer on our Executive Board!

Our first meeting for the new school year will be tonight, September 11, at 6:30 pm at the Board of Education Building in Leonardtown. Click on the sidebar for more info!  This year we will continue to support our teachers and paras, work with IEP Chairs, expand our Family Toolbox and parent resources, offer our Rise Up Award for those who go “above and beyond,” update this website and our Google Calendar, partner with other local organizations that support children with special needs, and more!

Attend one of our meetings, or simply contact us!  Can’t attend in person?  Dial in by phone!  Click on the meeting link to find out how!  We would love to hear from you!

Make a difference – join CACSE!      

Website continues to be a happy work in progress!