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Education Resources for the Disabled

Answers.USA.Gov offers information on financial assistance for individuals with disabilities. Start by contacting your school's financial aid office. The financial aid office can provide specific information on loans, grants, and scholarships, as well as application procedures.

The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Special Education supports the schools in providing a quality and individualized education for all eligible students (birth through age 21) requiring special education services. This support will develop the content knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable students with disabilities to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

Disability.Gov's Guide to Student Financial Aid explains the financial aid options available to students who want to further their education by attending a college or university or a career or technical school.

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services provides leadership, support and accountability for results to local school systems, public agencies and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.

Maryland Transitioning Youth provides information and resources for transition planning, post-secondary education, employment services, health care, transportation and much more.

The Parents' Place of Maryland is a non-profit family-centered organization. Our sole purpose is to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. We are here to serve the parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland, regardless of the nature of their child's disability or the age of their child. We know that all parents want their children to participate as fully as possible in home, school and community life. We also serve the greater Internet community by providing these Web pages of information helpful for anyone with a child in special education.

The Council for Exceptional Children advocates on behalf of children with exceptionalities, examines policy issues and influences local, state, provincial and federal legislation. It also monitors and makes recommendations for program regulations and funding. Funding comes from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

The Maryland Youth Leadership Forum is a unique career and leadership program for high school students with disabilities who are in their final two years of high school. The weeklong residential program is typically held on a college campus, giving students a taste of dorm life while offering opportunities for them to increase their independence. Students meet and develop friendships with other students from across the state while cultivating their leadership skills and gaining valuable career information and guidance. For information please call 301-277-2839.

Revised October 20, 2014

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