Divisions/Programs

Special Education/ Early Intervention

The MSDE Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) provides leadership and support in Maryland's comprehensive system of coordinated services for children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.


Happening Now

The DSE/EIS proudly kicked off Moving Maryland Forward To Empower Familiespart of the State's commitment to support families of children with disabilities, birth through 21, and local family support services professionals.

Opening slide from state presentation to empower families May 8 2018


In the Spotlight

Howard County Public Schools System's (HCPSS) Dayton Oaks Elementary School received a Governor's Citation on June 5 in recognition of the commendable efforts of teachers and staff for their "commitment to excellence and the support of the IEP team process to educate students with disabilities, working to narrow the achievement gap through inclusive programs, collaboration with parents, staff, and community partners." 
Marcella Franczkowski with Howard County administrators and Dayton Oaks staff holding the school's Governor Citation
Assistant State Superintendent Marcella E. Franczkowski was joined by HCPSS Director of Special Education Terrell Savage (second from R) to present the Citation to Principal Nigel Laroche (R) and other staff, on behalf of Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon. 
Congratulations to Dayton Oaks Elementary School students, staff, families and community!


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