Meeting Minutes – 2021-2022

General Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 School Year


September 28, 2021

Welcome Back to School: You have questions. We have Answers.

Navigating the school system when you have questions can be a time-consuming process. The Department of Special Education and The Family Support Center would like to provide information to streamline that process for you. Join us as we answer questions related to transportation, student health, and safety. We will have representatives from the Transportation Department, Health Services, and the Family Support Center. They will join us to share tips on how to get the information that you are seeking.

September Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Recording of Presentation (on YouTube)
Transportation – Presentation Slides (PDF)
Family Support Center – Presentation Slides (PDF)

October 26, 2021

Let’s Talk!

Join us for this opportunity to participate in engaging discussions utilizing facilitated breakout groups. You will have a forum to share your successes and challenges in navigating the Special Education process. You can also share your suggestions on how the Department of Special Education can support you and your child on their educational journey.

October Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Recording of Presentation (on YouTube)
October Presentation Slides (PDF)

November 30, 2021

You are Your Child’s Best Advocate!

Join us as we explore ways to increase your advocacy skills. We will explore how you can put your advocacy skills to use during your child’s IEP meetings and more.

November Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Recording of Presentation (on YouTube)
Family Support Center Updates Nov 2021 (PDF)
How to Be Your Child’s Best Advocate (PPMD) (PDF)

December 2021

No Meeting
January 25, 2022

Ready, Set, Grow – Preparing for Transition and Nurturing Student Self-Advocacy

School-related transitions mark huge milestones in your child’s educational journey. Are you prepared? Come learn what to expect during your child’s transition from preschool through post-secondary opportunities. Learn ways to start teaching your children how to self-advocate through these transition periods.

January Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Recording of Presentation (on YouTube)
Special Education Update – Presentation Slides (PDF)
Ready, Set, Grow: School Transition and Self-Advocacy (slides not available)

February 22, 2022

HELP, I Cannot Get my Child Off the Screen!

The Internet has become one of the most significant sources of information and entertainment for children and adolescents. With the advent of distance learning, due to the Covid 19- pandemic, many students have substantially increased their daily usage. Do you feel that your child has become increasingly attached to the screen (cellphones, gaming, and computers)? Come learn about strategies that you and your family can use to monitor and reduce screen time. You will also hear about the steps should you consider if your child is having difficulties backing away from the screen.

February Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Recording of Presentation (on YouTube)
Special Education Update – Presentation Slides (PDF)
HELP, I Cannot Get my Child Off the Screen – Presentation Slides (PDF)

March 22, 2022

Encore! An Evening With Dan Habib, Parent-Advocate and Filmmaker

As a follow-up to his presentation at the 11th Annual Prince George’s County Family Empowerment Conference, Film-maker Dan Habib returns to engage families in an interactive discussion on “Building a Roadmap for Inclusive Lives.”

Dan Habib Presentation Announcement (PDF)
Dan Habib Flyer (PDF)

April 26, 2022

Supporting Families with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Autism Waiver

This session is designed to provide families with information about the Autism Waiver. The waiver provides opportunities for students with ASD to receive specialized services, such as intensive individual support services, therapeutic integration, and residential habilitation.

April 2022 SECAC Meeting Agenda (PDF)
April 2022 SECAC Meeting Minutes (PDF)
April Meeting Recording (YouTube video)
Presentation on the Autism Waiver (PDF)
Presentation on Supports for Self-Regulation in the PGCPS Autism Program (PDF)

May 24, 2022

Prepare for Your Child’s Healthcare in Adulthood!

During the session, you will learn from Prince George’s County School’s experts about tools to prepare students and families for transition into adulthood in the area of Health Care.

May 2022 SECAC Meeting Agenda (PDF)
May 2022 SECAC Meeting Minutes (PDF)
May 2022 Meeting Recording (YouTube video)
Presentation on Health Care Transition – Readiness Assessment (PDF)
Presentation on Health Care Transition – Sample Goals for IEP transition plan (PDF)
Presentation on Health Care Transition – Skills Checklist (PDF)