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Special Education Community Resource Guide Available

The Division of Special Education is happy to announce the revised Community Resource Guide is now online. The Community Resource Guide is located on the Parent page of the Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) website (AACPS.org). All categories and addendums may be printed. Web addresses under each resource are now live and will link you directory to the agency or resource.

The community Resource Guild was developed to assist schools in identifying resources to support the multiple needs of students and families. AACPS recognizes that student ad family issues impact education progress and performances and that these needs frequently exceed the school system’s role in education.

The revised edition of the Community Resource Guide additionally includes broader categories which now have subcategories identified.

  • Critical Needs
    • Crisis Interventions, Emergency Supports, Abuse
  • Family Needs
    • Education, Disabilities, Family and Children, Teen Issues
  • Ongoing Needed Resources
    • Language Services, Recreational Programs
  • General Supports
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT), Bereavement, Legal Services, Transportation, Transition, Grandparent
  • Health Care
    • Vision, Dental, Physical, Women’s Care, Mental Abuse, Substance Abuse

Categories new to the Community Resource Guide include Transitional Considerations, Women’s Care, Prescription Assistance, cell phones for safety, and Transportation assistance.

Futhermore, the addendum pages list numerous agencies/resources addressing one specific need.

  • Resources for Spanish Speaking Community
  • Faith-based food pantries/emergency supports
  • Anger Management classes offered within Anne Arundel County

 The revised Community Resource Guide is only available on line and in a downloadable PDF format.

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