Parents and caregivers of children with learning disabilities and special needs are always looking for information and suggestions on ways to help their children achieve their best lives.
This pages contains resources provided by our CACSE members. These resources are not endorsed by CACSE or the St. Mary’s County Public School system, but are personal recommendations by parents of children with disabilities.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools
Department of Special Education
A variety of resources are offered through the St. Mary’s County Public School Web Site. For more information about the SMCPS Department of Special Education, please follow the link below.
Maryland State Department of Education
Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Offering coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families with the goal of closing existing gaps between children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. Our bold vision is that all students, including students with disabilities, will be ready for school, achieve in school, and be prepared for college, career, and community living.
Partners for Success
Partners for Success, a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), provides services designed to inform families and build working relationships among families, schools, and the community.
The services the Partners for Success center may provide include:
- Special education resources
- Information and referral
- Assistance with IEPs
- Seminars and workshops
- Lending library
- Information about local state and parent organizations
The Parents’ Place offers a variety of programs and services to support families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Serving as Maryland’s Parent Training and Information Center and Family-to-Family Health Information Center, Parents’ Place supports thousands of Maryland families each year. Parents’ Place, staffed primarily by parents who have faced these challenges, believes that experienced parents are a key source of knowledge and support to help other families become effective voices for their own children. Please continue to explore the website to learn more about our staff members, programs, services, and resources.
The following resources are personal recommendations provided by CACSE parents and committee members. These resources are not endorsed by CACSE or St. Mary’s County Public School. If you have a resource you would like us to consider adding to the library, please email CACSE.
Chris Dendy and Ned Hallowell
“Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Guide To School Success” by Dr. Dean Mooney
“Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome” by Sheila Wagner, M.Ed.
“Why Johnny Doesn’t Behave” by Barbara Bateman
“From Emotions to Advocacy” by Pete and Pam Wright
“The Myth of Laziness” by Mel Levine
“The ADHD Book of Lists” by Sandra Rief
“The Explosive Child” by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
“The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan” by Ben Foss
“Dyslexia and Spelling”
“Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System”
“How To Help With Behaviors, Meltdowns And Non-Verbal Learning Disorders”
Turner Syndrome of the United States
“Differently Wired” By Deborah Reber
“Gifted Children Left Behind” by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D.
“The Highly Sensitive Child” by Elaine N. Aron
“Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults”
Maryland School for the Blind