The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)

The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) is a panel that works to improve special education in Pennsylvania. The SEAP: advises the Secretary of Education and the Department of Education on the unmet educational needs of students with disabilities, on corrective action plans, and on developing and implementing policies to improve coordination of services to these students, reviews and comments on Pennsylvania’s Annual Performance Report, on proposed special education regulations, and on funding procedures, and helps the Department of Education develop and report information that is required by law to the U.S. Secretary of Education. Please use the following link to access materials provided at the scheduled SEAP meetings. SEAP Materials

 

Schedule: Upcoming SEAP Meetings

Date Time Location
September 28, 2022 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
September 29, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
November 16, 2022 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
November 17, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
January 18, 2023 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
January 19, 2023 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
February 28, 2023 6 to 8 PM Hershey Lodge, Hershey 
March 1, 2023 8 AM to 12 PM Hershey Lodge, Hershey
April 19, 2023 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
April 20, 2023 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
May 10, 2023 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
May 11, 2023 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
 

Public Attendance

Meeting Registation and Public Comment

Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) advises the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on the education of children with disabilities. SEAP’s purpose is to provide a broad base of input to the Secretary of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Bureau of Special Education (BSE), and the Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports (BEISFS) regarding policies, practices and issues related to the education of children and youth with disabilities who are between the ages of 3 through 21 years of age. In addition to the required federal mandates for State Advisory Panel members, SEAP seeks out and identifies best practices and anticipates future needs for special education in Pennsylvania.
 
Thank you for your interest in attending the upcoming SEAP meeting. Please complete the registration so that we may send you the Zoom link. To register to attend a SEAP meeting, and provide public comment at 11:30 AM on day two of the SEAP meeting, we ask that you also complete that section of the survey.


SEAP Survey - to register to attend a SEAP meeting

Survey - English version
Encuesta en español

 

Public comment 

  • Please limit your comments to no more than five minutes. If you are unable to share comments due to time constraints, you  are invited to submit written comments.
  • Please keep your comments factual and objective. In order to maintain confidentiality and privacy standards, please avoid naming individuals (such as students, families, school staff, agency personnel, etc.)
  • Public comment period is intended as an opportunity for the public to make comments. It is not intended to be interactive with the panel.
  • Your written comments will be appended to the meeting minutes.
  • Your input will be taken under advisement as the SEAP addresses its priorities.

Contact information for other questions/comments: SEAP@pattan.net

 


Hearing Officer Decisions

IDEA Hearing Officer Decisions issued July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  To view a particular decision, please reference https://odr-pa.org/due-process/hearing-officer-decisions/.

 
To view a particular decision, please search here.

Panel Members

Heidi Allen

Ms. Heidi Allen

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

Cynthia Alvarez

Ms. Cynthia Alvarez

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

Ms. Kimberley Brown-Flint

Ms. Kimberley Brown-Flint

Representative of Private School
Philadelphia

Gretchen Daugherty

Ms. Gretchen Daugherty

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Bradford

Maria Edelberg

Ms. Maria Edelberg

Representative of Administrators of Programs for
Students with Disabilities
Springfield

Amy Fisher

Ms. Amy Fisher

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Lancaster

Lisa Fulton

Ms. Lisa Fulton

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Harrisburg

Naomi Galman

Ms. Naomi Galman

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Beaver

Lisa Gaylor

Ms. Lisa Gaylor

Representative of Office of Developmental Programs
Harrisburg

Luz Hernandez

Ms. Luz Hernandez

Representative of Parent Center (HUNE)
Philadelphia

Aaron Ioos

Mr. Aaron Ioos

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Harrisburg

Sharon Janosik

Ms. Sharon Janosik

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Bethel Park

Ms. Michele Jennings

Ms. Michele Jennings

Representative of State Juvenile & Adult Corrections
Agency/Individuals with Disabilities
North Cambria

Christopher Keeler

Mr. Christopher Keeler

Representative of Administrators of
Programs for Students w/Disability
Manheim

Joe Kleppick

Mr. Joe Kleppick

Parent/Individual with a Disability
East McKeesport

Wendy Kinnear

Ms. Wendy Kinnear

State Official responsible for
McKinney Vento Homeless Student activities
New Castle

Diane Perry

Ms. Diane Perry

Representative for group concerned with the
education of children with disabilites
Norwood

Lucille Piggott-Prawl

Ms. Lucille Piggott-Prawl

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Saylorsburg

Cathy Roccia-Meier

Ms. Cathy Roccia-Meier

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

Dr. Perri Rosen

Dr. Perri Rosen

Representative of a State Agency
Harrisburg

Kaitlin Salvati

Ms. Kaitlin Salvati

Central Mountain High (Keystone Central SD)
Harrisburg

Bob Savakinus

Mr. Bob Savakinus

Representative of School Age Transition
Carbondale

Dr. Gina Scala

Dr. Gina Scala

Provider/Professor
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg

Rachel Schlosser

Ms. Rachel Schlosser

Parent/Individual with a Disability Pittsburgh

Jillian Schreib

Ms. Jillian Schreib

Representative of DHS
Office of Family, Children and Youth
Harrisburg

Klarissa Spencer

Ms. Klarissa Spencer

Representative of Office of Early Childhood
Philadelphia

Jane Swan

Ms. Jane Swan

Representative of Charter School
Pottstown

Ms. Cecelia Thompson

Ms. Cecelia Thompson

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

Edward Titterton

Mr. Edward Titterton

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

Ned Whitehead

Mr. Ned Whitehead

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Canton

Ms. Erin Weierbach

Ms. Erin Weierbach

Parent/Individual with a Disability
New Cumberland