STATE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL. PRE-SESSION Office of Special Education Programs Annual Conference Washington DC August 17, 2009. Presenters. Barbara Buswell—Director, Region 5 PTAC Jeanna Mullins—CA Service Coordinator, MSRRC John Copenhaver—Director, MPRRC. Purpose.
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Office of Special Education Programs
August 17, 2009
Provide information for State staff and Panel members regarding their SEAP functions, roles with the SPP, APR, Levels, OSEP verification visit, and discuss the importance of active parent involvement. Participants will be introduced to a new website that contains SEAP resources.
A review of the purpose and functions of the State Special Education Advisory Panel
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Technical Assistance Projects
Lead Education Agency (LA)
State Education Agency (SEA)
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing.
Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth with Disabilities
John Copenhaver 2007
Public Law 108-446
Public Law 105-117—1997 (IDEA)
Public Law 102-119—1992 (IDEA)
Public Law 101-176—1990 (IDEA)
Public Law 99-457—1986 (EHA)
Public Law 98-199—1983 (EHA)
Public Law 94-142 —1975 (EAHCA)
Public Law 93-380—1974 (EHA)
Public Law 91-230—1970 (EHA)
Public Law 90-247—1968
Public Law 89-750—1966 (ESEA)
Public Law 89-313 — 1965
Public Law 89-10 — 1965 (ESEA)
The Legislative History of Special Education
P.L. = Public Law
108 = Congress Number
446 = Number of Laws passed during this session
Provide policy and procedural guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in the State. (Part B/Section 619)
NOT A PANEL ROLE
There are groups in the State that relate to advocacy in nature
Protection and Advocacy Agency (P & A)
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC)
Disability specific advocacy groups
PURPOSE OF SEAP
Have a working understanding of each function. All Panel activities should relate to the SEAP functions.
CFR 300.513(d) & 300.514(c)
Advise on eligible students with disabilities in juvenile correctional facilities and adult prisons.
Provide suggestions of the Panel role with the SPP, APR, Levels of Determination, and OSEP Verification Visit.
State Special Education
Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring
Compliance and Performance
APR = Annual Review of SPP
SPP = IEP for State
APR = Annual Review of SPP
Challenge—data is one year old.
Needs Substantial Intervention
Know and understand your State’sLevel of Determination
An overview of the critical role of parent involvement in the SEAP. Information about a new website for SEAP resources.
The membership of the State advisory panel must consist of members appointed by the Governor or any other official authorized under State law to make these appointments. CFR 300.168(b)
The majority of the members of the panel must be individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. CFR 300.168(b)
CFR 300.168 (c)(1-11)
The parents’ child must be within this age range.
OSEP Letter, 2008
There is a new website that contains valuable resources and information for State staff and SEAP members regarding the SEAP.
Go to www.stateadvisorypanel.org
The website was a collaborative effort between OSEP, PTACs, and the RRC Program.
About Advisory Panels
SEAP Resource Materials
OSEP Leadership Pre-Session
IDEA SEAP Authority
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