Commissioner’s Advisory Panel for Special Education Services: Seeking Applications for Open Constituent Categories

The NYSED Office of Special Education is seeking applicants for new members to serve on their Commissioner’s Advisory Panel (CAP) for Special Education Services.  They are currently seeking new members from the following stakeholder groups: parents or guardians of children with disabilitiesrepresentatives of institutions of higher education that prepare special education or related service personnel; and representatives of private schools and public charter schools
According to the SED:
  • The Commissioner's Advisory Panel functions in an advisory capacity to NYSED and advises the Governor, Legislature, and Commissioner of Education on unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities. CAP responsibilities are prescribed by section 4403(6) of the New York State Education Law in accordance with section 612 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  
  • CAP Members are appointed to a three-year term (July 1 to June 30) by the Commissioner of Education.  CAP meets at least three times each year and regular member attendance is expected.  Members serve without compensation but their reasonable and necessary expenses for attending meetings and performing duties are reimbursed.
  • Additional information, including the CAP Member Application form and other information pertaining to CAP, can be found at the CAP webpage.