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Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance Branch

Maryland's Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education (Birth through 5)


The supports and services provided through early intervention and preschool special education can help infants, toddlers and children and their families make the powerful connections to improve their ability to learn and play. These services are all based on the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), which ensure that all children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free and appropriate education (FAPE) to support their unique development and learning needs. The evidence has shown that one of the most effective ways to achieve this mandate is to reach children with developmental delays and disabilities when they are very young. Early intervention and education helps to open the window of opportunity for young children with disabilities and their families.

In Focus
The Early Childhood Gateway: www.mdecgateway.org
An online resource developed by MSDE and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education for providers and families of young children with developmental disabilities ages birth through 5.

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Nancy Vorobey, Section Chief
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0234
Fax:  410-333-8165
Email:  nvorobey@msde.state.md.us
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