Parent Resource Center for Special Education (PRC)

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    Announcing the PRC AnnualConference flier Special Education Resource Conference!  This year it will be held virtually and is open to all parents, caregivers, educators and community members that are interested in learning more about the session topics.

    Join the workshop sessions virtually on March 23, 2021 and March 30, 2021; each night from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

     

    Gain knowledge in Communication & Advocacy skills and on ways to manage Stress & Anxiety in ourselves and our children.

    Make connections with local resource agencies and all conference attendees will have an opportunity to win an attendance prize!

    Contact the PRC staff with any questions at prc@ccps.org  

    To register for this FREE conference please use this link: https://forms.gle/5BEEyFT5o5mqCQiu7

      

     

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  • The CCPS Parent Resource Center for Special Education (PRC) exists to provide a resource for parents, educators, and the community that will benefit all youth with disabilities birth to 21 years of age. The center provides training, resources, and linkages between the school and community.

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     Staffed by parents and educators, the center activities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Offer support to parents who need someone to talk to on an individual basis in a confidential, supportive atmosphere.
    • Refer families to local support groups, workshops, advocacy groups and recreational opportunities. 
    • Provide an opportunity for families to network and share ideas and experiences.
    • Link experienced parents to parents of newly identified children with similar special needs.
    • Seek ways to encourage and strengthen communication between parents and school personnel.
    • Maintain a lending library of books and DVD's on a wide range of special education topics such as types of disabilities, parenting, social skills, advocacy and special education law. 

     The CCPS Parent Resource Center for Special Education is a cooperative program that includes the:

     familysupport Family Support Network of the Cecil County Infants & Toddlers Program
    Family Support Network Coordinator

     partnersforsuccess Partners for Success of the Cecil County Public Schools Special Education Program
    Katie Seymour - Partners For Success Coordinator

    PreschoolPartners Preschool Partners Program
    Mary Amerman -  Pre-School Partners Coordinator

    Please contact the PRC staff for resources and support. 

    We are available by email at prc@ccps.org or by phone at (410) 996-5637. 

     

    • Due to COVID-19, the PRC office at Gilpin Manor Elementary School is currently closed.
    • All of our upcoming events will be VIRTUAL. 
    • *If Cecil County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, PRC events for that day will be canceled.

     

  • survey MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!  YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

    Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 21, 2021.  The Survey may also be completed online.  Please look for details in your survey packet.  To learn more, please see click on the links below and/or visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com. 

    Parent Survey Flyer- English  Spanish 

                Parent Survey FAQ's

     

     

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PRC Resources

Email Distribution list

  • The PRC maintains an email distribution list to provide information about PRC events, to inform about local resources and local agency program opportunities that are relevant to families with children, birth to 21, with special needs or delays. 

     


  • For a direct link to the PRC Calendar click HERE

  • The Parent Resource Center Office is located in Gilpin Manor Elementary School- 203 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD  21921 / Phone # 410-996-5637 / Email Address:  prc@ccps.org