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 at John Carroll Elementary School, 1400 Nalley Terrace, Landover, MD 20785 (Google Map – near FedEx Field). 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.

Share your experiences at your school so other families can evaluate their options!  This website collects and shares information about special education programs and services in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

2018-2019 Meetings:

Meetings are held at 6:30 pm at John Carroll Elementary School, 1400 Nalley Terrace, Landover, MD 20785.

meeting schedule

September 25th, 2018 Navigating PGCPS || Transportation || Family Support Center

Learn how the Department of Special Education can support you and how to navigate the Chain of Command when questions arise regarding student programming, services, school team challenges. Learn about the Family Support Center as a resource to you in the system. Hear from the Transportation team for PGCPS on transporting your child to and from school.

October 23rd, 2018 Parent Role in the IEP Process

Come hear about how to be actively involved as an equal partner at your child’s IEP meeting in all aspects of the IEP planning, discussion and decision making.

November 27th, 2018 Parent Panel: Advocacy for a Lifetime

Join us for an evening of open, honest dialogue with veteran parents of students with disabilities. They will share experiences on advocacy over the lifespan, and provide advice for best practices and positive outcomes.

December 2018 NO MEETING
January 22nd, 2019 School Transitions


Come learn what to expect during transitions from preschool, elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary. Roundtable discussions will cover each of these specific transitions.

February 26th, 2019 Disproportionality and Equity

Please join us for a discussion on PGCPS’s strategic plan to reduce and eliminate the disproportionate number of students with disabilities and students of color who are suspended or expelled. The new regulations will be reviewed.

March 26th, 2019 Access for All Students through Assistive Technology

Come hear about how assistive technology supports access and building communicative competency for your child!

April 23rd, 2019 Supporting Families with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the RDI Process and One World Center Partnership

April is Autism Awareness Month. The focus of this evening will be for you to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and ongoing PGPCS initiative to provide support to families and teachers through the RDI process.

May 28th, 2019 Supporting Students with ADHD and Students with Executive Functioning Deficits

In many ways, ADHD and executive functioning issues go hand in hand. That’s because most of the indicators of ADHD are, in fact, difficulties with executive function. There’s one big difference between the two, however. ADHD is an official diagnosis. Executive functioning is not and can impact more than those students with ADHD. Come learn about supporting students with ADHD and Executive functioning deficits.

June 25th, 2019 Board Elections & Planning for 2019-2020 School Year