The Family Support Center provides resources and
supports for families of students with disabilities. The mission of the Family
Support Center is to provide information about disabilities, increase awareness
of community services, assist families in resolving concerns, connect parents
with resources needed to make informed educational decisions and strengthen
collaborative relationships with community partners.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
- Provide information that informs
families about the special education process and related services.
- Provide families with support and
resources so that you can play an active role on your child’s IEP team.
- Explain the options that you have
available if you disagree with a decision made by the IEP team.
- Provide information about State-wide
assessments that your child will participate in during the school year.
- Provide opportunities for parents to
express their opinion regarding how well special education is meeting the needs
of their child/ren.
on disability-related topics
Library (Books, Videos, Pamphlets)
with understanding the IEP Process
and resource fairs
to community agencies
The Parent Surrogate Office is responsible for
ensuring that students who require a surrogate, has one appointed in a timely
manner. The surrogate is a person appointed to act in place of
the parent in the early intervention/special education decision making process.
The Surrogate represents child in all early intervention/special education
The trainings required to become a surrogate are
available bi-monthly or by request.
Please contact the office at 301-431-5675 to schedule your training.
Extended School Year Office
Extended School Year (ESY) is an individualized extension of specific special education goals and related services beyond the regular school year. It is designed to meet specific goals and objectives as identified in the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participation in the Extended School Year is determined by the IEP team. The Extended School Year Office is responsible for coordinating the County's ESY program. For additional information on Extended School
Years services, please contact your child’s IEP team.
Beth Diaite, Ed. D.
Instructional Specialist for Parent Engagement
Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783