Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) consists of members interested in the quality of education received by children and youth with special needs. The committee includes parents of individuals with disabilities, educators, administrators and representatives from a variety of related agencies. SEAC’s purpose is to educate members and families on special education topics and inform members of proposed legislation concerning special education.

What We Do:

  • Equip parents and caregivers with the tools to support their child build relationships and connections through shared experiences.
  • Connect families to the appropriate supports within the district and community.

Why it Matters:

  • SEAC works to close the opportunity gap for students with special needs.
  • SEAC works to ensure families and students receive academic, social, emotional and physical supports.
  • SEAC works to create an opportunity for families to have a voice in the special education community.

How to Get Involved:

  • Like us on Facebook
  • Sign up here for our text and email notifications
  • Attend our meeting and trainings
  • Join SEAC as a council member

Special Education Family Liaisons

Special Education family liaisons are available to support families of students with special needs within Denver Public Schools. Liaisons provide support with the goal of assisting families in navigating special education. Liaisons identify school and community resources needed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities and assist families in connecting with those resources. We coordinate activities with various disability groups, community agencies and the Office of Special Education.

Family liaisons are available to support families of students with special needs within Denver Public Schools. Liaisons provide support with the goal of assisting families in navigating special education and other DPS resources. If you need support, please contact the Family and Community Helpline at 720-423-3054.

For the schools listed below please contact Heather Orloff for assistance:

  • Academy 360
  • Amesse
  • Asbury
  • Ashley
  • Barrett
  • Bradley
  • Bromwell
  • Bruce Randolph
  • Carson
  • Cole Arts & Sciences Academy
  • Collegiate Prepatory Academy
  • Columbine
  • Contemporary Learning Academy
  • Cory
  • Creativity Challenge Community
  • DCIS at Ford
  • DCIS at Montbello
  • Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning at Wyman
  • Denver Discovery School
  • Denver Green School
  • Denver Language School
  • Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • Dora Moore
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Early College
  • DSST: Byers
  • DSST: Cole
  • DSST: Conservatory Green
  • DSST: GVR
    DSST: Stapleton
  • East
  • Elllis
  • Escalante Biggs
  • Farrell B Howell
  • Florida Pitt Waller
  • George Washington
  • Gilliam School
  • Gilpin Montessori
  • Grant Beacon
  • Green Valley
  • Hallett Fundamental Academy
  • Hamilton
  • High Tech Early College
  • High Tech Elementary
  • Highline Academy Northeast
  • Highline Academy Southeast
  • Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences
  • Holm
  • International Academy of Denver at Harrington
  • Isabella Bird Community School
  • Joe Shoemaker School
  • KIPP Montbello College Prep
  • Kipp Montbello Elementary
  • KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy
  • Legacy Options High School
  • Lena Archuleta
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Lowry
  • Manual
  • Marie L Greenwood Academy
  • Marrama
  • Maxwell
  • McAuliffe International School
  • McGlone Academy
  • Mcmeen
  • Merrill
  • Monarch Montessori
  • Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment
  • Noel Community Arts School
  • Northfield High School
  • Oakland
  • Odyssey School of Denver
  • Omar D Blair
  • P.R.E.P.Academy
  • P.U.S.H. Academy
  • Palmer
  • Park Hill
  • Pioneer Charter School
  • Place Bridge Academy
  • Polaris Program at Ebert
  • REACH
  • Ridge View Academy
  • Rocky Mountain Prep Creekside
  • Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
  • Roots Elementary
  • Samuels
  • Slavens
  • Smith
  • SOAR at Green Valley Ranch
  • South
  • Southmoor
  • Steck
  • Stedman
  • Steele
  • Stephen Knight Center for Early Education
  • STRIVE Prep- Green Valley Ranch
  • STRIVE Prep- Montbello
  • STRIVE Prep- Rise
  • Swigert International School
  • Teller
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • University Park
  • Venture Prep
  • Vista Academy
  • Westerly Creek
  • Whittier
  • William (Bill) Roberts
  • Wyatt

For the schools listed below please contact Bianca Tellechea for assistance:

  • Academy of Urban Learning
  • ACE Community School
  • Ana Maria Sandoval
  • Barnum
  • Beach Court
  • Brown International Academy
  • BryantWebster Dual Language School
  • Career Education Center Early College
  • Castro
  • Centennial
  • Cesar Chavez Academy
  • Chleltenham
  • CMS Community School
  • Colfax
  • College View
  • Colorado Charter Academy
  • Columbian
  • Compass Academy
  • Contemporary Learning Academy
  • Cowell
  • DCIS at Fairmont
  • Denison Montessori
  • Denver Center for International Studies MS/HS
  • Denver Justice
  • Denver Montessori Junior and Senior High
  • Doull
  • Downtown Denver Expeditionary School
  • DSST: College View
  • Eagleton
  • Edison
  • Emily Griffith High School
  • Escuela Tlatelco
  • Excel Academy
  • Fairview
  • Florence Crittendon
  • Force
  • Garden Place
  • Girls Athletic Leadership School
  • Godsman
  • Goldrick
  • Grant Ranch
  • Greenlee
  • Gust
  • Henry World School
  • John F Kennedy
  • Johnson
  • Kaiser
  • Kepner
  • KIPP Denver Collegiate High School
  • KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy
  • Knapp
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
  • Lake International School
  • Math and Science Leadership Academy
  • Mckinley-Thatcher
  • Morey
  • Munroe
  • Newlon
  • North
  • North High School Engagement Center
  • P.R.E.P. Academy
  • Pasqual LeDoux
  • Respect Academy
  • RiseUp Community High School
  • Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest
  • Sabin World School
  • Schmitt
  • Skinner
  • Southwest Early College
  • STRIVE Prep- Excel
  • STRIVE Prep- Federal
  • STRIVE Prep- Lake
  • STRIVE Prep- Ruby Hill
  • STRIVE Prep-SMART Academy
  • STRIVE Prep- Sunnyside
  • STRIVE Prep- Westwood
  • STRIVE Prep-Kepner
  • Summit Academy
  • Swansea
  • Traylor Fundamental Academy
  • Trevista at Horace Mann
  • University Prep- Arapahoe St
  • Valdez
  • Valverde
  • Vista Academy
  • West Career Academy
  • West Early College
  • West Leadership Academy