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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...

Advocating for Change: DCDT’s Inaugural Capitol Hill Visit

Dr. Josh Taylor, Policy & Advocacy Chair, Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) On...

Reflections on SELS Participation by Marissa Kase, Ed.D.

Marissa Kase, Ed.D., Exceptional Student Education Teacher, Palm Beach County School District (grade...

President’s Message - May 2024

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CEC 2025 Convention & Expo

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

House Spending Panel Advances Measure that Cuts Education

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced its proposal for Fiscal Year 2025 for...

ACF Announces Early Childhood Guidance

The Office of Early Childhood Development within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)...

Senate HELP Committee Invites WIOA Testimony

On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee invited testimony...

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

Meet CEC’s 2023 Professional Award Recipients

The Council for Exceptional Children extends a hearty congratulations to the recipients of our 2023...

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