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: MARYLAND LEARNING LINKS–Linking you to what works for all children


Have you visited the Maryland Learning Links site lately? Now's a good time to discover the resources, news and tips available for families, educators and administrators. Maryland Learning Links is a site developed under federal funding through a state improvement grant. The site is co-owned by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (MSDE) and The Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Center for Technology in Education (CTE). CTE operates and maintains the site through a cooperative agreement with the MSDE and funding from a variety of sources. 

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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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