Office of Special Education
Special Education Resource Center


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:


Resource Center Staff & Friends      

The Special Education Resource Center (Video)



  • 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.

  • 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

    Fall 2016 Hand In Hand Newsletter

    Autism Waiver

    Autism Resources Parent Surrogate Application 

    Equipment Resources

    Special Education Acronyms

    Recreation Programs


    Respite Resources  
    Social Skills Resources  
    Sign Language 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

    Spring 2016 Hand In Hand

    Winter 2016 Hand In Hand

    Fall 2015 Hand In Hand

    Spring 2015 Hand In Hand

    Winter 2015 Hand In Hand

    Fall 2014 Hand In Hand

    Spring 2014 Hand In Hand

    Winter 2014 Hand In Hand

    Fall 2013 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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