Screen and Intervene Reading Symposium on December 8, 2018

On Saturday, December 8, please join Fumiko Hoeft, MD PhD, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California San Francisco and Dr. Nadine Gaab, PhD., Research Associate & Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School to learn about new research on the neurobiological markers for dyslexia.

For more information and to register click here.

Kirwan Commission – Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education Seeks Public Comment

Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education
Public Hearing – Thursday, November 29 – Annapolis, Maryland

3:00-5:00 p.m. Representatives of Statewide or local organizations testifying on behalf of
the organization (in Room 120 House Office Building)

5:30-7:30 p.m. Members of the public including those affiliated with organizations
(including above) but not speaking on behalf of the organizations (in the
Joint Hearing Room Legislative Services Building)

Sign-up Procedures
To sign up for either timeframe, by 12:00 noon on November 29, send an email to: or
Call Sarah Bice at (410) 946-5510/(301)970-5510

Sign-up sheets will also be available the day of the hearing.

Please provide the following information: (1) name and contact information and (2) if you are speaking on behalf of a group, please include the name of the group.
Testimony will generally be limited to 3 minutes per person, however the Chair has discretion to make adjustments depending on how many people sign up. While it is not necessary to bring a written statement, if you do, please bring 60 copies with you to the hearing. Staff will collect and distribute it to the commission members. If you are unable to attend but wish to submit written testimony, you may email your testimony to the email address listed above.
Note: The Commission will also hold a regularly scheduled meeting from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on November 29.

Parent Center Fall Newsletter

The Charles County Parent Center is a resource center for families with children with disabilities supported by the Maryland State Department of Education. The main purpose of the center is to provide the skills, resources, and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities and professionals to partner in the educational decision-making process. In addition, the Parent Center provides information, materials, lending library, computer internet access, and support in the community.

The Parent Center is staffed by parents who have a child or children with disabilities.  We have been trained in the IEP process and understand the difficulties of finding information and resources to help support you and your family needs.

The Parent Center is located in the F.B. Gwynn Center and provides newsletters, information, materials, lending library, computer stations, and a variety of free parent training workshops.

Fall 2018 Newsletter