Mission and Vision

The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEISES) provides leadership, accountability, technical assistance, and resource management to local school systems, public agencies, and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.

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. Our ultimate vision is to close existing gaps between children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.

Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Key Resources

Items of Interest

Branches and Offices


Marcella Franczkowski photo
Marcella E. Franczkowski, M.S.
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Early Intervention 
and Special Education Services
Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0238
Fax: 410-767-2488

In the Spotlight

Maryland Learning Links 

Now is a great time to rediscover the rich resources available online for families, educators, and providers of services to children and students with diverse learning needs and their families. Maryland Learning Links was developed using federal grant funding. The site is co-owned by the MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. CTE manages the site, its content, and the related Twitter and Facebook sites. Visit marylandlearninglinks.org.

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Access & Equity

Learn how to support all students, birth through age 21.

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