State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC)

The State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC) was established in accordance with 34 C.F.R. Part 300.167 - 300.169 in order to advise and assist the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) on special education and related services for children with disabilities.

The SAPEC panel members represent various agencies, individuals with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, service providers and administrators. SAPEC Bylaws and Operating Procedures  provide details on the required membership and the functions of the panel.


SAPEC is accepting applications for membership through Oct. 31, 2014 for the 2015-2016 school year. The panel is seeking members to represent the categories of parents of children with disabilities and individuals with disabilities from southern and northwestern Ohio.

Membership Application

Meeting Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

Public Comments

Attending a Meeting

If you need an interpreter or other accommodation for the meeting contact Crystal Ginn at least seven days prior to the meeting to allow for those arrangements to be made.

SAPEC meetings are held at the Quest Business and Conference Centers, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240. Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Historical Documentation

2013-2014 Meeting Agenda and Minutes 

2012-2013 Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts

2011-2012 Meeting Minutes, Agenda and Handouts

2010-2011 Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Handouts

Federal Resource

For resources and information related to State Special Education Advisory Panels, visit

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