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The MCCPTA Special Education Committee is pleased to announce the following events:

Monday, October 3, 2011 7:30 PM – Kickoff Meeting
Meet BOE Special Populations Committee member(s) - Carver Auditorium 

Monday, December 12, 2011 7:30 PM – Meeting
Meet with Shirley Brandman, Board of Education - Carver Auditorium

Monday, February 13, 2012 7:30 PM – Meeting
JR Marghi, RN, MS, LCMFT presentation to group regarding special needs - Carver Auditorium

Monday, May 14, 2012 6:30 PM – Ceremony
24th Annual Recognition Awards, Rockville HS

Nomination Information


Contact Information:
Jeanne Taylor
Email Jeanne


Update on Secondary Learning Center Transition Program - March 23, 2010

DC Area Special Learning Needs Sampler - Saturday January 31, 2010

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars around Montgomery County.

Support and Educational Groups around Montgomery County.

2009 Study Results from the Workgroup on the Future for People with Severe Developmental Disabilities, including Autism

Special Report on Disproportionality in Montgomery County Public Schools

Bridge Plan for Academic Validation

An alternative path to meeting Maryland’s testing requirement for graduation

This publication replaces the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation
Design Overview document released on November 1, 2007.

Overview of Maryland's High School Assessments (HSAs)

Getting Results in Special Education.  Schools Share Strategies for Improving Student Success.  »  Click here for document (20MB pdf)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

MSDE Complaint Investigation & Due Process Branch

NCLB and IDEA: What Parents of Students with Disabilities Need to Do
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are two of the nation’s most important federal laws relating to the education of children.  Click here for information.

Maryland Transition Website:

On-Line Resources for Special Education

Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights Brochure is the brochure provided by MSDE to assist parents in understanding their right in the Special Education process. This document has recently been revised to comply with new regulations from IDEA 2004.
      • Brochure       • MSDE Information/Resources


  • MCPS letter to Dr. Ronald Peiffer, MSDE, about Stephen Knolls School and AYP from Dr. Jerry Weast, Superintendent of MCPS, September 26, 2008

MCCPTA Special Education Committee Reports / Workplan




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