Advocating for positive changes in special education

 We work for positive changes in special education services within the Prince George’s County public school system. Join with us to develop partnerships that facilitate discussion between parents & families, educators, community leaders, and administrators with the goal of enhancing services for students with disabilities.

General membership meetings are open to all. They are held the fourth Tuesday of every month* during the school year at 6:30 pm. There are no meetings in the summer (June, July, August) or December.

For more information, call (301) 431-5675 (The Family Support Center).

* When PGCPS after school activities close due to inclement weather our meetings will be rescheduled.

2020-2021 Meetings:

Meetings are currently being held remotely over Zoom. Please sign up to be on our email list, and we will send out a link to our meeting so you can join us.

When school is in session, we meet at 6:30 pm at John Carroll Elementary School, 1400 Nalley Terrace, Landover, MD 20785.

meeting schedule

September 15, 2020

Back to School: Navigating Virtual Special Education during a Pandemic

PGCPS will be educating students remotely for the first semester (through January 27th). The Department of Special Education will join us for our first meeting of the year so you can learn what this will mean for students with disabilities. The Department will review resources shared by the district to support families during distance learning.

October 27, 2020

Technology in the Time of Quarantine

Come get the answers to your questions about how to make the best use of technology so your child can learn more effectively while quarantining at home.

November 17, 2020 (3rd Tuesday of the month)

Supporting Your Child with a Reading Disability, &
Reading Resources You Can Use at Home

Come learn about what a Specific Learning Disability is in the area of reading and the best-practice strategies used in the classroom to support students with improving their reading skills. Find out how you can partner with your child’s classroom teacher to support your child’s reading skills at home.

December 2020

No Meeting
January 26, 2021

Transitioning Students to the Spring Semester, be it online or in-person (or both)

Come learn what to expect and how to prepare for the transition into the spring semester for students with disabilities. Updates to the PGCPS Reopening plan will be shared.

February 23, 2021

Finding Financial Support for Your Child Outside of PGCPS and DDA/Medicaid

Please join us for a presentation about the assistance available to families supporting a loved one with disabilities. While we may be aware of the supports available in the county through the schools and from the Maryland Waiver Programs, there are organizations who can support you with other financial needs. Learn what’s available and how to access it.

March 23, 2021

School Transitions “Lessons Learned” Panel

Come learn what to expect during transitions from preschool, elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary from the school perspective and the parent/guardian perspective. Breakout discussions will cover each of these specific transitions.

April 27, 2021

Supporting Families with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

April is Autism Awareness Month. The focus of this evening will be for you to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and supports available to families through PGCPS as well as the community.

May 25, 2021

Disproportionality and Equity in Suspensions and Expulsions

Review current data and learn about PGCPS’s strategic plan to reduce and eliminate the disproportionate number of students with disabilities and students of color who are suspended or expelled.

Past Meetings

See the minutes here.

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