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.


2017-2018 SAPEC Members


State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children Accepting Applications

The State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC) is accepting applications for membership through Oct. 31, 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year. The panel is seeking members to represent the categories of parents of children with disabilities and individuals with disabilities from southeastern Ohio. Please see below for the membership application and additional information on SAPEC and the panel. 2018-2019 SAPEC Application.
Please remember applicants must be a resident of Ohio, at least 18 years of age, and meet criteria in at least one of the following categories:

  • Parents or legal guardians of children/persons with disabilities (ages birth through 26);
  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Teachers;
  • Representatives of institutions of higher education that prepare special education and related services personnel;
  • State and local education officials, including officials who carry out activities under subtitle B of title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
  • Administrators of programs for children with disabilities;
  • Representative of other state agencies involved in the financing or delivery of related services to children with disabilities;
  • Representatives of private schools and public charter schools;
  • Representative of vocational, community or business organization concerned with provision of transition service to children with disabilities;
  • Representative from the state child welfare agency responsible for foster care;
  • Representatives from the state juvenile and adult correction agencies.

Meeting Dates for 2017-2018 School Year 

  • September 21, 2017
  • December 7, 2017 
  • January 25, 2018 or February 22, 2018 (Call or webinar 11:30-12:30pm - only if needed)
  • March 29, 2018 
  • May 10, 2018
All meetings are at the Quest Business and Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Public Comments

Attending a Meeting

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

SAPEC meetings this year are located at Quest Business and Conference Centers at 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240. Full panel meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

SAPEC Documentation

School Year Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Annual Report Recommendations
2017-18 5/10/18     TBA TBA
9/21/17 Agenda  
2016-17 5/11/17 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/30/17 Agenda Minutes
1/26/17 Agenda TBA
12/1/16 Agenda Minutes
9/29/16 Agenda Minutes
2015-16 5/19/16 Agenda Minutes TBA TBA
3/17/16 Agenda Minutes
1/21/16 Agenda Minutes
11/5/15 Agenda Minutes
9/17/15 Agenda Minutes


5/21/15 Agenda Minutes TBA

SAPEC Foster Care Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations 3-26-15

SAPEC Testing Time Reduction Recommendations 3-15-15

3/26/15 Agenda Minutes
1/29/15 Agenda Minutes
12/3/14 Agenda Minutes
9/18/14 Agenda Minutes
2013-14 5/22/14 Agenda Minutes Annual Report TBA
3/27/14 Agenda Minutes
1/30/14 Agenda Minutes
11/20/13 Agenda Minutes
9/26/13 Agenda Minutes
2012-13 6/20/13

SAPEC Agenda and Minutes


SAPEC Letter of Support Operating Standards Revisions 2013

SAPEC Memo Related to Fordham Institute's Ohio Special Education Recommendations 12-30-12

SAPEC Transition Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations

SAPEC Achievement for All Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


SAPEC Agenda, Minutes and Handouts

2011-12 6/15/12

Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Meeting Minutes, Agenda and Handouts

2010-11 6/15/11

Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts


Agenda, Minutes and Handouts







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