Resources

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
  • Consultation
  • Lending library
  • Information about local state and parent organizations

Resource Library

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.

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Organizations/Websites

ADDITUDE

Support Groups

Bright and Quirky Summit

Authors

Chris Dendy and Ned Hallowell

Tony Attwood

Temple Grandin

Books

“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

Organizations/Websites

 Asperger’s Experts

Autism Speaks

Maple Leaf Clinic

The Parents Place of Maryland Inc.

Turner Syndrome of the United States

Support Groups

 Asperger’s Experts

Book

“The Explosive Child” by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Organizations/Websites

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Books

“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”

Organizations/Websites

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

International Dyslexia Association

Understood.org

Support Groups

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

International Dyslexia Association

Understood.org

Organizations/Websites

Job Accommodation Network

Books

“How To Help With Behaviors, Meltdowns And Non-Verbal Learning Disorders”

Organizations/Websites

Turner Syndrome of the United States

Support Groups

Facebook group: TSSUS-Nations Capital Resource Group(DC\MD\VA)

Books

“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”

Organizations/Websites

Tilt Parenting