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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

    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Date:           Tuesday, February 12
    Location:    Centreville Elementary School
    Topic:          Transition programs and services with focus on evidence based practices and the Maryland Digital Portfolio Tool 
                         Heather Maddy, Transition Coordinator for QACPS
                          **Vote on updated SECAC bylaws
                         Sites of interest from the meeting: 
                           - Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio
    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Date:           Tuesday, March 12
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School 
    Topic:            General meeting-Overview of Maryland Learning Links on the MSDE website with focus on the "Writing IEP goals and objectives" learning module 
    Time:           6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
    Date:           Thursday, April 4th
    Location:     Kent Island Public Library                                                               
    Topic:          Dr. Leslie Eget of the Summit School; Dyslexia Evaluations

    Time:           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Date:           Tuesday, May 14
    Location:     Centreville Elementary School                                                                
    Topic:          General meeting-Mrs. Smith, Supervisor of Special Education for QACPS will present the 2019-2020 Special Education Staffing plan and review the department goals and initiatives 
    ***Election of officers for 2019-2020 

    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.