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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  2018-2019 School Year
    Committee Chair:  Audri Levering

    Committee Co-Chair: Torrey Janssen

    Secretary:  Julie Vallecillo

    TreasurerTricia Hunter


    Meeting Dates for the 2018-2019 school year:  If you plan to attend any of the dates, please send RSVP to secac.qac@gmail.com

    Date:            Tuesday, October 9
    Location:      Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:           Special Olympics Upper Eastern Shore, Sharon Myrick
                        October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, Denise Kastle
                             Conversations with the Supervisor of Special Education, Joeleen McShane          
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Date:            Wednesday, November 14
    Location:     QAC Centreville Branch Public Library 
    Topic:          Partners for Success/Family Support Services Workshop:  Students with Challenging Behaviors presented by Dawn Fraser, QACPS Infants and Toddlers Coordinator  
    Time:           6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Date:           Saturday, December 8
    Location:    Centreville Elementary School                                                                
    Topic:         Annual SECAC Holiday party for students and families 
    Time:          1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

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



    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.