The Parents’ Place of Maryland (PPMD) is the statewide special education and health information center.
Our mission is to empower families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for their children with disabilities and special health care needs.
There are so many people who made this report possible. The families who took the time to answer our surveys and participate in focus groups, the PPMD staff, our partner Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Office for Genetics and Children with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN), the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Sally Chan, Ph.D. for her stellar data analysis, and last but definitely not least, one of our founding members and long term leader, Josie Thomas. Her dedication, hard work, and passion are an inspiration to us all.
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