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Please complete the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Please Complete the Maryland Special Education Parent Survey

As the parent or guardian of a child receiving special education services in Maryland, you should have received a copy of the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey in the mail.  You can either complete the hard copy and return it in the postage-paid envelope by May 19, 2023 or you can complete the survey online by clicking on the link below.

By completing the survey, you can tell us how your child’s school partners with you. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system.

Your option matters!

Survey is available February 10 - May 19, 2023

online Survey


Please contact Kenneth Hudock, MSDE at 410-767-7779 or

Charles County Public Schools provides special education and related services for eligible children from birth to age 21. 

Special education can include:

  • Specialized instruction
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Speech therapy
  • Language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical education
  • Assistive technology
  • Counseling

Each school provides special education and related services to eligible students.

Regional programs in elementary, middle and high schools provide academic, therapeutic and/or behavioral supports for students needing more intense support.

Child Find is a process designed to locate, identify and refer young children with disabilities. If eligible, services for children birth to five are offered through the Infants and Toddlers Program and Preschool Special Education.

The Adult Independence Program (AIP) offers job training and job placement assistance for older students receiving a certificate of completion.

All decisions about a student’s special education services and placement are made by the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. The child’s parent or guardian is a member of this team.

Decisions about a student’s placement are made based on the student’s needs and are consistent with the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

A written copy of this information is available to parents upon request.


For further information on all programs offered through the Department of Special Education, please contact:
Dr. Tia McKinnon
Director of Special Education
LeWan M. Jones
Director of Special Education Compliance

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