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.
Publications and Information
Family Support Services
DEI/SES Strategic Plan: Moving Maryland Forward, Sharpen the Focus for 2020
Public Notice FFY 2019 Part B IDEA
Public Notice FFY 2019 Part C IDEA
Special Education State Advisory Committee
State Interagency Coordinating Council
Assistant State Superintendent's Advisory Council
Technical Assistance Bulletins
Performance Support and Technical Assistance
Policy and Accountability
Family Support/Dispute Resolution Branch
Interagency Collaboration Branch
Autism Waiver/Health Related Services
Interagency Rates Committee
Nonpublic Special Education
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Maryland Department of Health (MDH) held an informational workshop for individuals and agencies interested in becoming an Autism Waiver provider. If you are interested in learning more about the Autism Waiver and the application process to become a provider, please contact the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services for future workshop dates. For more information on the Maryland Autism Waiver, go here.
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