The Alabama State Department of Education (ASDE) is hosting an online public forum on issues for services offered to students with disabilities.

The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) is asking for input from the public ahead of the virtual meeting.

“Participation by concerned citizens at this meeting provides an opportunity to identify issues and unmet needs related to educational services for children with disabilities throughout the state,” the ALSDE said in a press release.

The meeting will be live online from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Comments must be submitted before the meeting.

The state recently passed a record education budget that includes $200 million in regular federal K-12 special education funding and $38 million to help students with disabilities.

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“If you wish to submit public comments, they must be factual and objective and not mention a student, school, or individual by name or other confidential information,” the ALSDE said.

Comments should be emailed to or can be mailed to:

Alabama State Department of Education
Special Education Services Section
ATTN: Meredith Brigman
Post Office Box 302101
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2101

The live WebEx link for the Sept. 13 meeting is:

Enter the session password: SEAP091322 

To join the session by phone. Use call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208; Access code: 2595 809 2441

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