Disability Rights MarylandDisability Rights Maryland (DRM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is Maryland’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency (formerly known as “Maryland Disability Law Center”). DRM is federally mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.
DRM maximizes resources by using an array of advocacy strategies, including information and referral, advice and counsel, outreach and education, monitoring and investigations, training and technical assistance, coalition and policy work, individual representation, impact litigation and support for self-advocacy.
DRM creates a more integrated, just society and improves the lives of people with disabilities by advancing legal rights and ensuring equality of opportunity to participate in community life.
MANSEF The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) represents more than 90 nonpublic sschools throughout Maryland that serve students with a range of disabilities. Our schools serve young people with physical, emotional and developmental needs that cannot be adequately met in public schools. MANSEF schools are an integral part of Maryland’s highly ranked educational system, providing high-quality educational opportunities and support services to Maryland children and youth with disabilities.
Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. Our primary goal is to secure high quality educational services and to promote excellence in advocacy.
ASDEC The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center is a private, non-profit 501(c )(3) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Established in 2000, ASDEC's foundation is based on more than three decades of educational experience serving students with language-based learning disabilities. ASDEC's graduate-level training in structured multisensory language instruction enables teachers, tutors, parents, and other educators to teach success to students with even the most severe learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
Decoding Dyslexia Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia.
Wrightslaw Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
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Maryland State Department of Education: Here you will find a variety of current resources, news, and links to useful information, guidance, and tools to help parents, families, and caregivers support excellence in education and achievement for all our K-12 students.
The Parent's Place of Maryland: The Parents’ Place is a Maryland nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and parent center. We help families of children with disabilities and special health care needs throughout Maryland.
Special Education Guide: Looking for an organization or website to provide you with more information on a special education or disability topic? Start here!