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A NEW On-Demand training Webinar

The Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC): A Voice for Virginia Families
Jul 16, 2015
The Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC): A Voice for Virginia Families

Special Education Advisory Committees are valuable groups committed to improving outcomes for youth with disabilities across the Commonwealth. For this reason, PEATC recently supported regional trainings to help local SEACs develop into valued stakeholders in local school divisions. This session examines the organization and functions of the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC) and how parents and families have a voice through this important advisory group at the state level. The webinar specifically examines how the SSEAC is organized and how the committee provides guidance to the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Board of Education. Examples of how the SSEAC has impacted special education at the state level will be provided.

THE PRESENTER: Darren Minarik

Mr. Minarik is the university representative and chair of the Virginia State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC). He is currently a faculty member at the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Radford University and is Director of Curriculum for the American Civics Center, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preparing young people and adults for active and responsible participation in democracy. His areas of teaching and research include citizenship education and self-determination for youth with disabilities, instructional strategies, postsecondary transition, collaboration, inclusive practices, and the perceptual and pedagogical intersections between social studies, disability studies, and special education.

You can view this webinar at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-beoKD4UqY

   
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