The Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. The mission of the SESAC is to advise and assist the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services in administering, promoting, planning, coordinating, and improving the delivery of special education and related services to assure that all children with disabilities, three through 21 years of age, and their families have access to appropriate education and related services.
SESAC membership conforms to the requirements of Federal and State regulations. The majority of the members shall be individuals with disabilities or parents of students, ages birth through 21, with disabilities.
The SESAC general meetings are open to the public. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of a scheduled meeting. For meeting information or to make a request for reasonable accommodation, please call the SESAC staff in the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services at 410-767-7197.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings scheduled through 2020 will be conducted entirely via videoconference. SESAC members and presenters will participate via a predetermined meeting link (please see the SESAC Meeting Schedule 2020-2021 below). Members of the public will be able to hear the content of the meetings in real time. The public comment portion of the meeting will occur after welcome and introductions and requires prior registration. SESAC encourages the public to submit public comments in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and this information will be distributed to SESAC members.
2020-2021 Meeting Schedule Subject to change. Revised September 2020.
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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