Office of Special Education
Special Education Resource Center




The Special Education Resource Center (Video)


 The Resource Center supports parents of children with disabilities, ages birth to 21. Its mission is to promote positive, effective partnerships within the school community. Staffed by parents of children with disabilities, the center activities include but are not limited to the following services:

  • Maintains a lending library of articles, newsletters, books, and videotapes on a wide range of special education topics such as special education law, types of disabilities, support groups and recreational opportunities.

  • Special Education Resource Center Lending Library Brochure

  • Browse our collection online 24/7 at Lending Library

  • Seeks ways to encourage and strengthen communication between parents and school personnel.

  • Teams with educators to teach free workshops

  • Makes community presentations to both parent groups and school staff.

  • Represents special education issues and concerns of parents and students with special needs.

  • Directs parents to available community resources.

  • Establishes a family-to-family support network.

  • Offers support to parents who need someone to talk to on an individual basis in a confidential, supportive atmosphere.


Parent Publications/Resources BCPS Links

Spring 2017 Hand In Hand Newsletter

Autism Waiver

Autism Resources Parent Surrogate Application 

Equipment Resources

Special Education Acronyms

Recreation Programs


Respite Resources  
Sign Language Resources  
Social Skills Resources  
Tutoring Resources  
MSDE Publications   
Procedural Safeguards   (includes audio version)

Building IEPs with Maryland Families 


Understanding the Evaluation, Eligibility and Individualized Education Process   


Hand In Hand Newsletter Archives

Fall 2016 Hand In Hand

Spring 2016 Hand In Hand

Winter 2016 Hand In Hand


Contact Us

Jean Considine

Parent Coordinator
Special Education Resource Center

Located @ White Oak School
8401 Leefield Road, Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21234

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

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