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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Nominations for the State Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)

Source: Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in being considered for or making a nomination to SEAP

Date: September 18, 2013

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is seeking nominations for "Parents of Children with Disabilities" and "Individuals with Disabilities" to serve on the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP).  Parents must have children between the ages of 3 and 26 and the child must have/had an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Recent graduates with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, or adults with disabilities who have an interest in state level special education services for children ages 3-21 are all potential candidates for these positions. 

The Commissioner of Education of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is responsible for making appointments to the Special Education Advisory Panel.  Several factors are considered when making appointments to the panel.  Those factors include but are not limited to geographic area and disability representation.  At this time, the panel is in need of representation from the southeast, northeast, central, south central, and north central areas of the state but all applicants will be given consideration.      

Persons interested in being considered for appointment or having others considered are asked to complete a nomination form located at (one form per nominee).  Individuals may self-nominate for membership.  For additional information about the Advisory Panel, go to the link listed above.

Please mail, fax, or email completed nomination form(s) to:

Lina Browner, Executive Assistant

Office of Special Education

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P. O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102

fax: 573-526-4404    phone: 573-751-5739