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.


2019-2020 Meetings:

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

meeting schedule

September 24, 2019

(1) Navigating PGCPS for Student Success and (2) Transportation

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. 

Also hear from the Transportation team for PGCPS on transporting your child to and from school and how to be effective partners throughout the school year.

October 22, 2019

 

 

Special Education Clinic-Q & A on the IEP Process

Come get the answers to your questions about the Special Education Process and your child’s IEP.  You will have the opportunity to visit with various offices from the Department of Special Education in round table discussions to receive information and answers to your questions! There will also be community and family resources available.

November 26, 2019

Bullying and Social Media Cyberbullying

Students with disabilities can be at an increased risk for bullying and Cyber-bullying in today’s environment both in school and in the home community. Unfortunately, these experiences can have an enormous impact on students. That’s why it’s particularly important for both parents and educators to take a proactive role in promoting healthy social relationships and positive social media use. Bullying, harassment and intimidation have no place in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Come learn about what Prince George’s County Public Schools is doing regarding bullying, harassment, and intimidation prevention.

December 2019

No Meeting
January 28, 2020

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.  Panel table discussions will cover each of these specific transitions.

 

February 25, 2020

Caregiver Support for Families of Students with Disabilities

Please join us for a discussion on assistance available in Prince George’s County for caregivers, which may include family, friends, and members of the community.  Learn what’s available to you, how do you access it, and why you should access it? 

March 24, 2020

Access for All Students through Assistive Technology

Come hear about how assistive technology supports access for your child in the educational environment, including building communicative competency for your child!

April 28, 2020

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 26, 2020

Supporting Your Child with a Learning Disability in Reading

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.