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CEC 2022 Convention & Expo

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Whether you're a student, an early career professional, a seasoned practitioner, training the next generation of educators, or administrating special education programs, there's a CEC membership that's right for you.


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Find your professional community through the CECommunity All-Member Forum, an exclusive online space where members come together to share real-world answers, resources, and support.  


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Critical Conversations: Revealing Educational Issues at the Intersections of Disability, Race, Language and Culture
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Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers
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CEC Accreditation
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TEACHING Exceptional Children Journal Transitioning Students Issue (Volume 53, Issue 5)
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Practice-Based Standards for the Preparation of Special Educators

IDEA Full Funding Act Reintroduced in the House and Senate

This week, the House and Senate reintroduced the IDEA Full Funding Act, which would put the...

Notice of Proposed Amendments to CEC’s Bylaws

CEC’s Bylaws require that members receive a summary of proposed amendments to the Bylaws and have a...

Urgent Action Needed for Increased Funding for IDEA

Take action as we find ourselves on the brink of a historic increase for IDEA programs.

Lanny Lewis

Lanny grew up in rural Northwest Missouri. He always enjoyed school and learning. He started his...

Elizabeth Ramirez

Ms. Ramirez is a self-contained teacher in an autism classroom in New Jersey at C. Richard Applegate...

Alecisha Smith

This Alcisha’s 7th year in a self-contained functional classroom where her students complete...

Critical Conversations: Revealing Educational Issues at the Intersections of Disability, Race, Language and Culture

Join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Division for Culturally and Linguistically...

CEC 2022 Convention & Expo

Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the...
Orlando, Florida 32821

23rd International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities

“Research-Informed Practice” January 26 – 28, 2022 in Clearwater Beach, Florida DADD Conference...
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

House Passes Build Back Better Act Including New Funds for Educators

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a...

U.S. Department of Education Asks for Public Comment on 2021-2022 Civil Rights Data Collection

This week, the U.S. Department of Education submitted a request for public comment on the Civil...

Glenna Gallo Nominated to Lead OSERS

On Friday afternoon, President Biden announced the nomination of Glenna Gallo to serve as Assistant...


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

July Board Brief

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

April Board Brief

Welcome to Board Brief, a summary of recent decisions and actions from the CEC Board of Directors...

Autism and the iPad, 2nd Edition

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The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

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$37.95 (5% off)
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A Guide to Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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$25.95 (16% off)
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