Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

VISION STATEMENT

The vision statement of the Special Education Advisory Committee is to advocate for full integration and participation for all students regardless of ability by providing access to all opportunities in our school communities.      

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Liz Dunn, Towns
Bonnie Echavarria, Keene
Traci Fairbanks, Chesterfield
Anna M. Lake, Monadnock Developmental Services
Rick Matte, SAU29
Misty Martinez-Bohannon, Keene
Christine Parshall, Marlborough
Amy Royce, Westmoreland
Ryanne Schoonover, SAU29


For more information regarding the Special Education Advisory Committee, or to speak to one of the committee members, please contact:
Administrative Assistant Ryanne Schoonoverrschoonover@sau29.org
Director of Student Services Rick Matte: rmatte@sau29.org
 
 


Procedural Safeguards


The NH DOE has recently updated it's procedural safeguards. See the link below for the most up to date copy.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards

Advocacy Event at Keene Family YMCA

Former State Senator Molly Kelly is the keynote speaker at advocacy event at the Keene Family YMCA. This event aims to help community members build the skills to advocate for themselves and for issues important to their community. The event will be held on March 6th at 6pm, at the YMCA located at 200 Summit Road in Keene NH. This event is free and open to the public. For more details and registration information please contact the YMCA.



Featured Author Stephen Shore

Stephen Mark Shore is an autistic professor of special education at Adelphi University. He has written the following books: College for Students with Disabilities, Understanding Autism for Dummies, Ask and Tell, and Beyond the Wall. Currently, he serves on the board of Autism Speaks, and is one of the first two autistic board members in its history, looking to improve the potential of those on the autism spectrum. He once headed the Asperger's Association of New England and was on the board of the Autism Society of America. 

His book, Ask and Tell, describes ways that autistics can advocate for their needs.

Online Reading Resources

1.  Understood.org
2.  Parent Information Center of NH
3.  LD Online
4.  Disability Scoop
5.  Disability Rights Center
6.  Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
7.  Parents Helping Parents
8.  E-Ready Special Education Information for Parents
9.  National center for Learning Disabilities
10. Learning Disabilities Association of America
11. Autism Now
12. NH Special Education for Parents
13. Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
14. Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc.
15. Special Education Advocates Training and Certification
16. Bismark (N.Dakota) Public School District
17. NH Family Voices


Suggested Books

1.  "From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks" by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher

2.  "Crossing Bridges: A Parent's Perspective on Coping After a Child is Diagnosed with Autism/PDD,ASD" by Viki Satkiewicz-Gayhardt, Barbara Peerenboom, and
Roxanne Campbell

3. "This is Asperger Syndrome" by Elisa Gagnon and Brenda Smith Myles

4. "Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers" by Val Cumine, Julia Leach and Gill Stevenson

5. "All About IEP's - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about IEP's" by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq. Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW and Sandra Webb O'Connor, M.Ed.

6. "From Emotions to Advocacy, The Special Education Survival Guide" by Pam Wright and Pete Wright

7. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio  

8. "College for Students with Disabilities", "Understanding Autism for Dummies", "Ask and Tell", and "Beyond the Wall" by Stephen M. Shore