Family Support Services

A service of Somerset County Public Schools Office of Special Education with Collaboration from the Maryland State Department of Education

Family Support Services helps to meet the needs of families with children birth to 21, with developmental delays or disabilities in Maryland. Each local Family Support Network provides information to families regarding community services; and refers families to local support groups and workshops. We also assist families in resolving concerns and making informed decisions regarding their child’s education and to provide advocacy, information, and support through a variety of resources.

Do you need answers?

We are here to help!

      Do you need someone to listen to your concerns regarding your child’s education?

      Do you have questions about your child’s IEP or IFSP?

      Do you need additional resources for your child with special needs?

      Are you frustrated by an issue you need to be resolved?

      Would you like to attend workshops on various special education topics?

      Are you looking for information about support groups for children and young adults with disabilities?



SECAC provides opportunities for parents, educators, community leaders, and local resource agencies to work together to provide a meaningful partnership and optimize the efficiency of special education.


You are invited to make a difference! If you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, educator, advocate, or a student- YOU can

      Make a positive and lasting impact by providing input into local programs.

      Stay informed on state policy changes.

      Network with other parents and service providers.


Join SECAC today!



To contact the Family Support Program:

Phone: 410-651-1616 ext 10385

Email: [email protected]


Office & Lending Library is located at:

Somerset County Public School Central Office

7982A Tawes Campus Drive

Westover, MD 21871

For more information about Family Support Services: 
Kenneth Hudock, Family Support Services Section Chief
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
200 West Baltimore Street, 9th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0255 (office)
Fax: 410-333-0664
Email: [email protected]