Please take a moment to complete the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention, and Special Education Survey. All parents or guardians of children ages 3 to 21 who are receiving special education and related services through their local school system are invited to participate.

The purpose of this Survey is to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting parent involvement in your child’s education. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. The Survey is anonymous, so please do not write any personally identifiable information.

  • Please take 5 minutes to complete the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey.
  • Please complete this survey in one sitting. If you leave this page before submitting the Survey, you will have to start over.
  • Remember, the Survey must be completed by May 18, 2020.


  • The St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) is responsible for providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities from birth through the age of 21 regardless of the severity of their disability.
  • Parents and/or guardians shall be provided a verbal and written explanation of their Parental Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice and a Parents' Guide to Habilitative Services.
  • Students typically receive instruction in the general education classroom with the necessary accommodations and adaptations provided by the general and special education staff.
  • Decisions regarding the placement of a child with a disability is in consultation with the parents or guardians of the child and consistent with the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).