The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) meeting was held at the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) building in Montgomery on Thursday, June 7. The meeting began at 9:30 a.m. I wore two hats to the meeting: that of the Alabama School Connection and as Vice President of Legislative and Advocacy for the Community Outreach Special Education Parent Teacher Association (COSEPTA). I am not a member of the SEAP. I attended as an interested observer. The meeting is a public meeting. Additionally, the public was provided access through WebEx. Pre-registration for the WebEx presentation was required.
The SEAP is a state advisory panel mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) “for the purpose of providing policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State.” Continue reading