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Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC)

CSEAC is a state level committee mandated by federal and state law. Members are interested in the quality of education received by children/youth with disabilities. The committee includes parents of and individuals with disabilities, educational service providers, administrators and representatives from a variety of related agencies. Participation is statewide and representative of diverse disabilities.

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Congratulations to the 2014 State "People First" Award recipients.

The Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's state "People First" Award. The individuals selected for this award have demonstrated "People First" philosophy while working with students with disabilities. This year's recipients include:


  • Jennifer Wilger - Executive Director/Co-Founder Temple Grandin School, Boulder
  • Sonia Miera - Paraprofessional III, Park Elementary School, Durango School District
  • Fred Schnieder - Executive Director of Durango 4-C Council, Inc., Tri-County Head Start and Family Advocate
  • MacKenzie Beauvais-Nikl - Student, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver Public Schools
  • Lifetime Recipient: Dixie Periman - Special Education Coordinator, Cherry Creek Schools

This year's recipients were recognized at a special meeting of CSEAC on April 16th. They were joined by the 2012 and 2013 recipients.

For more information about this award: Announcement (PDF)


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CSEAC - State Level

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Past Accomplishments

People First

    • The Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC) honored winners of the first annual 2012 State "People First" Awards. From among fifty-four nominations across Colorado, three individuals who demonstrated the “People First” philosophy, while working with Colorado students with special needs, were chosen to receive the award.


CSEAC - Local Level





To contact a CSEAC member or for further information:

David Ramer

Program Assistant

Phone: (303) 866-6943 Fax: (303) 866-6767


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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.


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