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Office of Special Education

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21

SEAC Events

Thursday, December 20
SEAC Meeting

Thursday, January 24
SEAC Meeting

Thursday, February 28
SEAC Meeting

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Our next Parent/Guardian Workshops will be held at Gaithersburg HS, Northwood HS, & Paint Branch HS on Wednesday, February 20th 7-8:30pm. Learn about resources designed to help you understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents and process. 

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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Special Education Advisory Committee is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Department of Special Education Services.

Committee Meetings


Dates: Please check calendar for dates. 
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.


Carver Educational Services Center (CESC) - Directions 
850 Hungerford Drive 
Rockville, MD 20850

The public is welcome to attend.
Child care is available.
*Please view calendar to check room locations. 

Meeting Format:

Each meeting has public comments from 7:00–7:15 p.m. (pre-sign up by e-mailing CoChairs) Bring at least five copies of your comments to be used for follow-up after meeting.  No decision will be made on public comment items during actual SEAC meeting.  Any follow up information will be handled outside the meeting through appropriate MCPS staff members. Public Comment participants will have three minutes.

No comments should be made that are derogatory or critical of specific MCPS staff members or any other individual on any level. Issues of concern brought forth in public comments should be expressed in global terms. If there is a time sensitive "personal" situation please alert SEAC CoChairs so they might help you and direct you to appropriate staff members to help resolve the issue.

Public Comments are followed with Department of Special Education Services updates by the directors of Department of Special Education.

SEAC CoChairs

SEAC CoChairs can be accessed for any questions or concerns. The CoChairs are:

SEAC Meeting Agenda

SEAC Meeting Notes

For more information, contact the MCPS Department of Special Education Services at 240-740-3900 or one of the CoChairs. 


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Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th Annual Special Education Summit!