FCPS Special Education Website: Resources for Parents



American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families

Autism Society

For 57 years and counting, the Autism Society, including our nationwide network of affiliates, connects people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming.

College Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Many scholarships exist to help students with specific disabilities continue their education. Learn about scholarships for people with disabilities.


Dyscalculia.org aims to provide free public information about math learning disability: history, terminology, science, research, treatment, causes of innumeracy; best practices for diagnosis, treatment, teaching and learning; relevant laws, rules and protections; school, self and organizational advocacy; and access and accommodations across the academic lifespan.


For more than 30 years, TDF has been bringing together leading scientists from important fields in dyslexia research, while working to create a bridge between research and practice.

Family Disability Resources Learn what roles, rights, and responsibilities caregivers and parents of students with disabilities have once their child enters college.

International Dyslexia Foundation

The International Dyslexia Association, Inc. (IDA) is a nonprofit charity organization organized and operated to provide advocacy resources and services to teachers, advocates, individual and families impacted by dyslexia and other related learning differences.

Fragile X Association

FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome.

LD Online

LD OnLine knows that there are many different ways to learn, and having the right tools at school and at home can change everything. Explore our resources and help every child reach their full potential.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.

Maryland Learning Links

OUR MISSION is to close existing gaps between children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers and ensure that all students will be ready for school, achieve in school, and be prepared for college, career, and community living.

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin on Specific Learning Disability and Supplement (Focus on Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia)

A Technical Assistance Bulletin from the Maryland State Department of Education that focuses on instructional practices for students with Specific Learning Disabilities.

Maryland Technical Assistance Bulletin Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT

A Technical Assistance Bulletin from the Maryland State Department of Education focused on curriculum, instruction, and assessment of students with disabilities.

National Center on Improving Literacy

A Partnership among literacy experts, researchers, and technical assistance providers to provide information to families, school districts, and state agencies.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

A central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder Association

NLDline understands how important it is for families of children diagnosed with NLD and related disorders, educators who teach children with NLD, medical professionals working with individuals diagnosed with NLD, and individuals with NLD who are seeking support, to have access to as much information as is currently available.

Parent and Educator Resource Guide for Section 504

Resource guide for parents and teachers for students who receive Section 504 Plans.

Parent Information Series: Special Education Services in Maryland: A Companion Guide to The Alternate
Education Framework

Resource for parents to guide you through a process created by federal and state law to support your child in accessing alternate state standards and alternate assessments.

The Parent Information Series may also be accessed in additional languages.

Parent Resources for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

FCPS resources for parents and teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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

Maryland State Department of Education guide for parents to understanding their rights and responsibilities.

Partners for Success Resources List

Resources available at Partners for Success

Secondary Transition

FCPS Resources for Secondary Transition services


Resources to help those who learn and think differently discover their potentials, take control, find community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life’s journey.

Understood.org (Spanish)

Spanish version of Resources to help those who learn and think differently discover their potentials, take control, find community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life’s journey.