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Parent Center


F. B. Gwynn Center
5998 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Parent Resource Coordinator:  Debbie Gilley
Parent Resource Coordinator:  Mary Babiarz

The Charles County Parent Center is a resource center for families with children with disabilities supported by the Maryland State Department of Education. The main purpose of the center is to provide the skills, resources, and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities and professionals to partner in the educational decision-making process. In addition, the Parent Center provides information, materials, lending library, computer internet access, and support in the community.

The Parent Center is staffed by parents who have a child or children with disabilities. We have been trained in the IEP process and understand the difficulties of finding information and resources to help support you and your family needs.

The Parent Center is located in the F.B. Gwynn Center and provides newsletters, information, materials, lending library, computer stations, and a variety of free parent training workshops.

Parent Center Brochure


Autism Support Group of Charles County

Charles County Child and Respite Care

Charles County Special Needs Resources

MSDE Family Support Services

Preschool Child Find Services

Traveling with Special Needs and TSA

Helpful Links

Charles County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee

The Parents Place of Maryland

Autism Support Group of Southern Maryland

Center for Children

Maryland Transitioning Youth Website

The Arc of Southern Maryland

Melwood Training Center

Maryland Learning Links

Maryland Birth to Kindergarten Child Outcomes Gateway

Maryland State Department of Education

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy