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Family Support Services

This event is ONLY FOR transitioning Students and Families from the Early Intervention programs into the Schools with IEPs:

It’s a party to celebrate your child starting school!

Join me and a few other families with special needs children

who are also starting school for the first time.


WHEN?      Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2pm till 4pm

WHERE?    Eastern Shore Lanes - Pocomoke City, MD

COST?        Two games and pizza/ sodas are free!


RSVP is required— text or call 410-999-1016 no later then Thursday, September 19th.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Comorbid Conditions
Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time:  9:30 - 11:30am (Registration begins at 9am)
Location:  101 Long Avenue, Salisbury, MD, 21804 (Old Wicomico County Board of Education)
SPEAKER:  Hope C. Odenwalt, M.S., Human Development Center
The presence of coexisting or additional disorders can make the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders very complex; however, correct diagnoses may facilitate the treatment and management of all the disorders present. Ms. Odenwalt will discuss the intertwined effects and treatment implications of ASD co-existent with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Substance Abuse, Tourette’s Syndrome, etc
 Click here to Pre-Register
Workshop sponsored in cooperation by the Family Support Programs for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

NEW:  Family Support brochure now in SPANISH! 

NUEVO: Folleto de apoyo familiar ahora en español!



NEWSLETTERS are being mailed out to our Somerset County families.  If you do not receive one, please contact the office so we can confirm we have the right address.  A link to an electronic format will be attached at a later date to this announcement.

If you require a Spanish translation, please contact Joy at 410-999-1016.

Keeping track of all the information you need to stay on top of your child’s IEP is not easy. Good news is that there are tools out there that can help parents and caregivers be proactive and prepared.


A great resource is On this website, you will find easy tips and manageable forms to download and print to help you be prepared for your child’s IEP meetings and to help you organize school communications. There are even forms to help keep track of goals, assessments, behavior plans, and progress reports. Instructions are given for each section to help you organize the notebook for easy access and quick references. This binder has a place for you to put what you will need at your fingertips so that there’s less searching and seeking right before and during your meeting.


If you would like one of these binders but don’t have access to the internet or a printer, contact Joy Hale, your Parent Support Coordinator. There will be a limited amount available but she will help you create one for your child. Included in the binder will be a description of each section of the IEP, a copy of your parent rights, and an easy-to-follow guide for parents who may be new to the IEP process.

Parents/ Caregivers & and interested community members are Invited to the
To Be Announced
JM Tawes Campus
7982 Crisfield Highway
For more information on SECAC (Special Education Citizens Advisory Council) and how you can be involved in improving the education for the children of Somerset County who have disabilities, contact the Parent Support Coordinator at

Contact Information

Phone: 410-999-1016



Twitter: @FamilyScps


Office & Lending Library

located at:


11576 Lankford Street

Princess Anne, MD 21853


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