What is SEAC?

SEAC stands for Special Education Advisory Committee. SEACs are legislated under the Education Act and Regulation 464/97. Subsection 57.1 of the Education Act requires every school board to establish a SEAC, and provides authority for the Minister of Education to make regulations governing SEACs. Regulation 464/97 also requires most school authorities to establish a SEAC.

Autism Ontario – Durham Region has two SEAC Representatives (and two alternates) who act as liaisons between our organization and the public and separate school boards in Durham Region.  Click here for more information on our SEAC Representatives.

As they raise issues affecting the autism community at monthly school board meetings, our SEAC Representatives are the voice for students living with autism in Durham Region.  The role of the Autism Ontario – Durham Region SEAC Representatives is to advise both the public and Catholic school boards on policies affecting students with autism, with a view to getting issues resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner, and to provide families with general advice and guidance on special education issues.

Please note SEAC Representatives are not permitted to act as advocates for individual families. For more information about the Special Education Advisory Committee to the Durham District School Board, click here.


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