Welcome

WE MOVED!

FIND US AT www.cecilsecac.com!


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What is SECAC?
 
The Cecil County Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee, otherwise known as "SECAC" is a group of parents, administrators, Arc and DDA Personnel committed to improving Special Education in Cecil County Maryland.
 
Meetings are open to ALL!!!   Join us to:
  • Find out what is new in Special Education in Maryland
  • Have your concerns about Special Education heard
  • Help to generate ideas for change in Special Education in Cecil County

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR LAST MEETING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015 AT 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

CCPS Multi-purpose Center located at
801 Elkton Boulevard, Elkton MD  29121
ROOM 113

Speaker will be Nicole Warner, Program Facilitator for Special Education, CCPS, who will be speaking about Maryland IEP's


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LOOKING FOR INFORMATION FROM A MEETING YOU MISSED?  GO TO THE MEETING MINUTES PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DOCUMENTS IN THE FOLDER FOR THAT MONTH/YEAR! 

Newly added from February 2015 meeting:  Chart called Seemless Transition used by Samantha Wallace in her presentation, as well as, a Transition guide from the MDSE

From the January 2015 meeting:  Power point presentation from Alyssa Fieo of Maryland Disability Law Center regarding "School Discipline and Managing Challenging Behaviors";  Dear Colleague Letter of 10/21/14 re Bullying; and Technical Assistance Bulletin for Implementing Maryland's Model Policy to Address Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation. 

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Some special notes:

Special Education related door prize will be given out to one lucky winner at each meeting.

Did you know that SECAC offers Advocacy Services for its members?  SECAC parent volunteers and advocates can come with you to IEP meetings and help look over your child's education documents.  However, these services are typically limited to those who attend meetings and invest their own time in learning more about special education.  If you are not interested in investing your time into your child's education, we can refer you to fee based advocacy services.  Just one more great reason to come to meetings and get involved!!

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2014 - 2015 MEETING DATES

The following is our meeting schedule for this new school year.  All meetings will be held a the CCPS Multi-purpose Center at 801 Elkton Blvd, Room 113, Elkton MD  21921 (same as last year) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Directions and map can be found on our website.  Meetings this year are the FIRST Monday of each month, with the exception of the first meeting which is the second Monday, due to the holiday.

The actual dates are as follows:

Monday September 8, 2014 - FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENTS
Monday October 6, 2014 - SOCIAL SKILLS
Monday November 3, 2014 - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Monday December 1, 2014 - CANCELLED
Monday January 5, 2015
- SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS / DISCIPLINE / BULLYING
Monday February 2, 2015 - TRANSITION / MAPS
Monday March 2, 2015 - GUARDIANSHIP / SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
Monday April 13, 2015 - FAQs of Parents
Monday May 4, 2015 -
PARENTS ROLE IN IEP
Monday June 1, 2015 -
MARYLAND STATE IEP

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"Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember.
Involve me, and I LEARN!"
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COME OUT AND GET INVOLVED!!!!


Our Mission:
  • Serve as a liason between students, parents, the community and the Office of Special Education
  • Promote a network of parents and children with special needs in Cecil County
  • Partner with other community agencies and professionals who represent children with disabilities
  • Support the Office of Special Education's annual review of programs and services during the budgetary process
  • Provide informational forums to parents, caregivers, educators, students and professionals on issues related to Special Education
  • Assist parents/guardians/caregivers in becoming educated, confident and comfortable participants in their child's education
 FIND US ON FACEBOOK!
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Want to ask your Special Education Administrators a question and have it answered at our next meeting?  CLICK HERE


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Monthly Meetings are held
the 1st Monday of each month (except when holiday)
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the
CCPS Multi-purpose Center located at
801 Elkton Boulevard, Elkton MD  29121

ROOM 113

FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR


Map to Meeting Place - 801 Elkton Boulevard:

801 Elkton Blvd