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The Calvert SECAC is recruiting members for the 2013-2014 school year.  Parents and community members are critically needed for this newly reorganized group which works with the Department of Special Education to make recommendations for improving service delivery.  We are looking for additional members who may be parents, special and general education staff, representatives of disability and advocacy groups, community members, and individuals with disabilities.  Meetings are once a month with the exception of May, June, July, and December.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Calvert County Special Education Citizens' Advisory Committee (Calvert SECAC) is to facilitate communication and collaboration between parents and families, community partners, service providers, educators, and administrators in order to enhance services available for students with special needs and advocate for positive changes in Special Education services within the Calvert County Public School System and its community.

 

EVENT UPDATE:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Transition from High School into Adulthood Workshop.  This event will be held at Calvert Middle School.

The evening will start with an overview of IEP’s, Transition Plans & the Differences Between IDEA & ADA.  Then there will be 3 sessions, lasting about 25 minutes each.  During those session times, you will have 3 break-out sessions to choose from.  Some of those break-out sessions will be repeated throughout the evening, so you will have a better chance of hearing all the speakers you are interested in.  Break-out sessions will include:

·         It Starts with ADA & DORS
·         Is College an Option?
·         Self-Advocacy and Student-led IEPs
·         Transitioning from Pediatric Health Care to Adult Health Care

Several organizations and resource providers will host tables so they can provide you with valuable information.

To RSVP and make arrangements for childcare, please contact Sue Rafalowski of Parent Connections/Partners for Success at 410-535-7387 or parentconnections@calvertnet.k12.md.us.  Your RSVP will help us to ensure proper accommodations are made for everyone planning to attend.

Thursday, May 1, 2014:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Transition from Elementary School into Middle School & Transition from Middle School into High School Workshops.  This event will be held at Calvert Middle School.  Save the date and check back for more information.