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 December 13, 2017

A new Technical Assistance Bulletin has been issued requiring parents to now consent yearly if their child’s IEP team recommends placement in an alternative education program, taking of alternate education assessments, or the use of seclusion and restraint for behavioral management. See the TAB by clicking on the scroll link to the right or going HERE.

CACSE is pleased to announce new Executive Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year! Our new Chair is Kim Voigtlander, our Vice-Chair is Ginny Rebmann and our Secretary is Deborah Gross. We are very excited to have new Representatives this year too as well as returning Representatives, but YOU can still join us to represent your school!

Our next meeting will be Monday January 8, 2018 at 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 (see it HERE)  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! Check out what we’re doing on the About Us page!

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!      

Watch this space – website changes coming soon – including making it mobile-friendly!