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Special Education Listserv

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

Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner

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

Date: April 7, 2010

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.  The Commissioner of Education considers several factors when making an appointment to the panel.

Those factors include but are not limited to: geographic area and disability representation.  At this time, the panel is need of representation from northern and southern areas of the state.  A map outlining locations represented by current panel members is located at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Administration/advisory_pnl.html, click on Special Education Advisory Panel and the click on Membership.      

Persons interested in being considered for appointment or of having others considered are asked to complete a nomination form located at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Administration/advisory_pnl.html, click on Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) (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

Division 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 email lina.browner@dese.mo.gov