Contact the Special Education Advisory Panel


Missouri’s Special Education Advisory Panel is comprised of educators, administrators, state agency representatives, parents, and persons with disabilities.  Our quarterly meetings are open to the public to attend, and there is a time for public comment on every meeting’s agenda.

For meeting information, please visit:  DESE Special Education Advisory Panel webpage: or contact Lina Browner at 573-751-5739 or email:

We welcome and encourage comments regarding concerns or issues faced by students with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.  For example, the SEAP has addressed such issues as transitioning to adult services, positive behavior supports, seclusion and restraint, and due process hearings related to special education.  

Your email will be viewed by the SEAP’s public comment committee members and shared with the full SEAP Panel at quarterly meetings.  The Sunshine Law requires that record of the SEAP be available for public review.  While we will not publicly identify you when discussing your comment, if a Sunshine law request is made, the record with your name would be produced.  Please submit comments to the Advisory Panel with the understanding not to include any personally identifiable information regarding a child or other individual parties.  While responses cannot be made to your individual comments, public comments received will be shared among Panel members as examples of issues concerning the special education community.

Feel free to pass this information along to other groups or interested parties.  By working together, we can positively impact special education in Missouri.  Thank you!