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
Krista Gilbert, Keene
Anna M. Lake, Monadnock Developmental Services
Rick Matte, SAU29
Misty Martinez-Bohannon, Keene
Christine Parshall, Marlborough
Amy Royce, Westmoreland
Ryanne Schoonover, SAU29
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Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Documents, Minutes and Agenda


Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Documents, Minutes and Agenda


Procedural Safeguards

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


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.

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