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    Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee

     

        Mission – The Queen Anne’s County (QAC) Special Education Citizen’s  Advisory Committee (SECAC) is committed to ensuring the provision of  quality services to students with disabilities ages birth to 21 by working  collaboratively with families, community, school staff, and other professionals to provide a forum to discuss issues related to and advocate  for positive changes in special education in                                                       Queen Anne’s County Public Schools.
     
     
      
     
     
     
    Officers for  2017-2018 School Year
     
    Committee Chair:  Audri Levering

    Committee Co-Chair: Torrey Janssen

    Secretary:  Julie Vallecillo

    TreasurerTricia Hunter

     

    Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:  If you plan to attend any of the dates, please send RSVP to secac.qac@gmail.com

    Date:            Wednesday, September 20th
    Location:     Kent Island Library
    Topic:          Dr. Eric Rossen, Understanding and Managing Youth Stress and Trauma 
    Time:           6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
     
    Date:            Wednesday, October 25th
    Location:     Centreville Library
    Topic:          Maureen Van Stone, Esq., M.S., Bullying of Individuals with Special Needs
    Time:           6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Presentation: Bullying of Individuals with Special Needs
     
     
    Date:            Tuesday, November 14th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          What is SECAC? What is Family Support?
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Date:            Saturday, December 9th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School                                                                SECAC Annual Holiday Party.  Saturday, December 9, 2017  1pm to 3 pm at Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Annual  Holiday Party - Picture Taking
    Time:           1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Date:            Tuesday, January 9th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Topics: To Be Determined
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
     
     

    Date:            Tuesday, February 13th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Joeleen McShane, Special Education Teacher Specialist, What is Assistive Technology? 
    Time:           6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Date:            Tuesday, March 13th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Topic: TBD
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

     
     
    Date:            Tuesday, April 10th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Topic: Bonnie Larrimore, Parents Place of Maryland
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

     
     
    Date:            Tuesday, May 8th
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Topic: TBD
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


    For more information, send an email to   secac.qac@gmail.com

     

     

     
    NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!
     
    Membership may consist of:
    • Self-advocates (i.e. individuals with disabilities, including students)
    • Families of students with disabilities
    • Special Education and general education teachers 
    • Related service providers
    • The Office of Special Education and local school administrators
    • The Partners for Success Center
    • Disability and advocacy organizations/groups
    • Institutions of higher learning that prepare special education and related services personnel
    • Post-secondary, vocational, rehabilitative, community and/or business organizations concerned with the provision of education and transition services for students with disabilities.

    Facilitated IEP Meetings
    PURPOSE:  The goal of the facilitated IEP meeting is to help IEP team members communicate effectively and develop an educational program to meet the child’s need.