Divisions/Programs

Early Intervention and Special Education Services

OUR MISSION: The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services 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: 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 nondisabled peers.

In the Spotlight

Draft Autism Waiver Renewal Application Public Comment Period–The application to renew Maryland's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, commonly referred to as the Autism Waiver, is open for public comment February 1 through March 2, 2019

Maryland Learning Links – Now is a great time to rediscover the rich resources available online for families, educators, and administrators. Visit http://marylandlearninglinks.orgMaryland Learning Links is a Website which was developed under Federal funding and is co-owned by the MSDE Division of Early Intervention Services (DEI/SES) and The JHU Center for Technology in Education (CTE).


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Early Childhood

Discover Birth to Kindergarten Resources

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Secondary Transition

Strategies to Prepare for Life After School

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Access & Equity

Supporting All Students, Birth to 21

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