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The Mixtape Volume 1: Culturally Sustaining Practices Within MTSS Featuring the Everlasting Mission of Student Engagement

Check Out the Newest Programs Who Earned National Recognition from CEC (Fall 2023)

Congratulations to the following programs earned National Recognition from the Council for...

The Council for Exceptional Children Awards Three Interdivisional Grants

Arlington, Va., March 10, 2024 ― The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is excited to announce...

Introducing the 2024 Yes I Can Awardees

The Yes I Can Awards celebrate the achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities...

A Guide for Teachers: How To Improve Mental Health in School

In today’s fast-paced and demanding educational landscape, educators must prioritize the mental well...

The Council for Exceptional Children Names Douglas Middle School Teacher 2024 Special Educator Rising Star

Tori Nielsen, a special education teacher at Douglas Middle School in South Dakota, was named the...

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to extend an enormous thank you to all teachers and...

CEC 2025 Convention & Expo

Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the...
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
03/11/2025 - 03/14/2025

OSEP Highlights IDEA Data Changes

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will implement several changes to the Individuals...

CEC Pens Letter to Appropriators Seeking Increased Funding in FY 2025

The Council for Exceptional Children has submitted its annual funding request for Fiscal Year (FY)...

CEC Leads Meetings on Capitol Hill to Discuss IDEA Funding

As a co-chair of the IDEA Full Funding Coalition, CEC and partner co-chairs, the National Center for...


The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s committees are responsible for advising the Board of...

CEC Learning Library

The CEC Learning Library is our on-demand professional learning library of webinars, courses, and...

July Board Brief

In this issue of Board Brief, we give a brief summary of key outcomes from the July 2021 Board of...

High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities (2nd Edition)

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TEACHING Exceptional Children 56-4 - Transition

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High-Leverage Practices Special Collection

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