Special Education under the magnifying glass.

Our Mission

The mission of SEAS is to ensure students with disabilities have an opportunity to receive appropriate special education services in the least restrictive environment. SEAS’ mission will primarily be accomplished by providing individual advocacy services at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. When necessary, SEAS will take additional action to accomplish its mission. This will be done in the least intrusive manner possible to achieve its mission so as to preserve relationships between students and school districts.

Our Priorities

Testing /Evaluations

The rights of students with disabilities to appropriate testing/evaluations to determine their unique needs will be protected and advanced.

Special Education and Related Services

The rights of students with disabilities to appropriate specially designed instruction and related services to meet their unique needs and to ensure they receive a meaningful educational benefit will be protected and advanced.

Special Considerations

The rights of students with disabilities to appropriate special considerations including, but not limited to, communication, assistive technology, and behavioral interventions will be protected and advanced.

Discipline

The rights of students with disabilities to appropriate behavioral supports to address manifestations of their disabilities will be protected and advanced.

SEAS provides advocacy and legal representation for the following discipline issues:

  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Suspensions
  • Expulsions
  • Manifestation Determination Reviews
  • Youth Court Referrals

Individual Transition Plans

The rights of students with disabilities to effective school and community-based transition services will be protected and advanced.

Placement Considerations / Least Restrictive Environment Determinations

The rights of students with disabilities to have their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) implemented in the Least Restrictive Environment and to ensure inclusion to the maximum extent appropriate will be protected and advanced.