Advocating for positive changes in special education

Normal Isn't Real

Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD

Movie Screening and Discussion


Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Movie screening starts at 6:00 pm


John Carroll Elementary
1400 Nalley Terrace
Hyattsville, MD 20785

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 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

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 

SCREENING will start at 6pm sharp. Doors open at 5:30pm (an hour earlier than usual).

Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD 

NORMAL ISN’T REAL is a series of 4 mini documentary-style videos featuring successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their LD and ADHD issues. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects’ daily lives; showcasing their talents, venting their frustrations, and employing the strategies they use to manage their challenges and utilize their strengths.

Join us as we watch the stories of these people, discuss what we’ve learned, and think about how to apply those lessons to our own parenting. 

June 25th, 2019 Board Elections & Planning for 2019-2020 School Year
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
February 26th, 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.

March 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.