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 15, 2021 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
September 16, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
December 1, 2021 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
December 2, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
Janaury 12, 2022 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
January 13, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
March 1, 2022 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
March 2, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
April 13, 2022 6 to 8 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
April 14, 2022 8 AM to 12 PM PaTTAN Harrisburg
May 11, 2022         6 to 8 PM        PaTTAN Harrisburg
May 12, 2022 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 https://tinyurl.com/SEAPFlyer 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 espaƱol

 

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, 2019 to June 30, 2020. To view a particular decision, please reference: http://odr-pa.org/due-process/hearing-officer-decision/


 

Panel Members

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Ms. Heidi Allen
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

 

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Ms. Cynthia Alvarez
Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

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Ms. Gretchen Daugherty
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Bradford

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Ms. Maria Edelberg
Representative of Administrators of Programs for
Students with Disabilities
Springfield

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Ms. Amy Fisher
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Lancaster

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Ms. Lisa Fulton
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Harrisburg

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Ms. Naomi Galman
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Beaver

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Ms. Lisa Gaylor
Representative of Office of Developmental Programs
Harrisburg

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Mr. Christopher Grandy
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Charleroi

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Ms. Luz Hernandez
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

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Ms. Sharon Janosik
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Bethel Park

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Ms. Michele Jennings
Representative of State Juvenile & Adult Corrections
Agency/Individuals with Disabilities
North Cambria

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Mr. Joe Kleppick

Parent/Individual with a Disability
East McKeesport

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Mr. Tim Krushinski
Representative of Private Schools
Aston

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Ms. Carmen Medina
PA EHCY Program- McKinney-Vento
Division Chief and State Director
Palmyra
 

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Ms. Diane Perry
Provider/Parent of Individual with a Disability
Norwood

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Ms. Lucille Piggott-Prawl

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Saylorsburg

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Ms. Kim Robinson
Representative of Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Bethlehem

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Ms. Cathy Roccia-Meier
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

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Dr. Perri Rosen
Representative of a State Agency
Harrisburg

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Mr. Bob Savakinus
Representative of IU Transition
Carbondale

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Dr. Gina Scala

Provider/Professor
East Stroudsburg University

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Ms. Rachel Schlosser
Parent/Individual with a Disability
Pittsburgh

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Dr. Regina Speaker Palubinsky

Representative of Administrators of Programs for
Students with Disabilities
Downington

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Ms. Klarissa Spencer
Representative of Office of Early Childhood
Philadelphia

 

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Ms. Jane Swan
Representative of Charter School
Pottstown

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Ms. Cecelia Thompson

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Philadelphia

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Mr. Edward Titterton 
Attorney - Special Education/Appellate Officer
Philadelphia

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Ms. Alicia Tyler

Representative of Office of Children, Youth, and Families
Waynesboro

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Mr. Ned Whitehead

Parent/Individual with a Disability
Canton