The Maryland State Department of Education, under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school.  MSDE also oversees technical education, rehabilitation services, and library programs throughout the state’s 24 local systems.

In this section, you will find information about the implications that Autism has for the educational process and how parents, educators, and advocates can work together to meet the unique educational needs of individuals with Autism and highlight their strengths and abilities.


For more information, please visit the following links:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

Section 504:

Governor's Transitioning Youth Initiative:



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