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State and federal laws and regulations require identified infants and toddlers with disabilities, birth to three, to receive family-centered early intervention services in accordance with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in their Natural Environment (NE). Students with disabilities, three through 21, are to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).                                                                  

In alignment with the MSDE priorities, the DSE/EIS leads a seamless integrated system that serves children and youth with disabilities from birth through 21 and their families. There is a bold vision that all students, including students with disabilities, will be ready for school, achieve in school, and be prepared for college, careers, and community living as a result of their participation in Maryland’s early intervention and special education programs; and all existing gaps between children with disabilities and that of their nondisabled peers will be narrowed.

Birth - 5 Staff:

Stacey Fuhrman: Single point of entry for birth to age three referrals - 301.766.8217 -

Single point of entry for age three to five referrals - 301.766.8509

Stephanie Angles: BIrth - 5 Special Education Specialist - 301.766.8215 -

Mariam Robins: Coordinator of Itinerant and Special Education Programs - 301.766.2964 -