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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  2021-2022 School Year

    Committee Chair:  Tionah Glover
    Committee Co-Chair: Mandy Landon

    Secretary:  Vacant

    Treasurer:  Vacant



    Contact Mandy Landon @ mandy.landon@qacps.org

    to apply for a vacant position! 



    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.



    RSVP's encouraged (but not mandatory)   secac.qac@gmail.com


    SEPTEMBER: 09/21/2021 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom

           Zoom:   https://qacps-org.zoom.us/j/98464936859

    • Keynote Speakers: Parents Place of MD, MD Coalition of Families, Maryland Family Network, Kinera, Wrap Around MD (& PRP Services),I&T Program, Child Find, QACPS Family Support Network, Transition/PAATH, BCBA’s 

    NOVEMBER: 11/16/2021 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom

           Zoom:   https://qacps-org.zoom.us/j/98464936859

    • TOPIC: Positive Mental Health Tips for parents with children who have special education needs
    • Keynote Speakers: Stirling Ward and Megan Pinder 

    JANUARY 01/18/2022 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom

           Zoom:   https://qacps-org.zoom.us/j/98464936859

    • TOPIC 1What is Behavior Intervention?  What is an FBA? BIP? Resources for Parents.
    • Keynote Speaker: Katie Peternel / Matthew Perry
    • TOPIC 2: What is Secondary Transition? DORS? DDA? Chesapeake College Disability Services
    • Keynote Speaker: Heather Maddy     

    MARCH  03/15/2022 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom

           Zoom:   https://qacps-org.zoom.us/j/98464936859

    • TOPIC: Parent Information Workshop: Differences between the requirements for Maryland State Assessment for a High School Diploma vs Certificate of Completion 
    • Keynote Speaker: Joeleen Smith   

    MAY  05/17/2022 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom 

           Zoom:   https://qacps-org.zoom.us/j/98464936859 

    • TOPIC: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
    • Keynote Speaker: TBA