Special Education Parent Resources

Partners for Success  

Based at Rock Creek, this program serves parents and ­educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with ­disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information and referral ­service, problem-solving assistance, training and support. For educators, the program provides information about disabilities and support for making accommodations for ­students with special needs. Please call 240-236-8744 for more information.

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee 

The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public, and new membership is solicited each year.

Meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

  • September 26, 2016
  • October 24, 2016
  • November 28, 2016
  • January 30, 2017
  • February 27, 2017
  • March 27, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • May 22, 2017

Download the SECAC bylaws here.

To the FCPS families who have children with disabilities in the school system,

Because we value you as partners in your child's education and you are an essential member of the IEP team, we would like your feedback related to your IEP team meeting experience at your child's school. This survey is anonymous.

Your school may provide you with this postcard to take the survey or you can complete the survey online:

English IEP Team Meeting Survey

Spanish IEP Team Meeting Survey

Your insight is valuable to assist FCPS with facilitating meaningful parental participation in the IEP team meeting process.

Thank you.


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Individualized Education Program (IEP) Rights and Responsibilities in Maryland

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

The Arc

Autism Society

Fragile X Association

LD Online

Maryland Learning Links

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder Association

Parent and Educator Resource Guide for Section 504

Partners for Success Upcoming Workshops

Partners for Success Resources List

Partners for Success Summer Fun - Camps and Activities list

Resources for Families of Children with Special Needs

Special Education Parent Resource Guide

Special Education Procedural Safeguards - NEW in 2016

Special Education Procedural Safeguards

Special Education Procedural Safeguards-Spanish

IEP Transition

Transition Resources