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CEC 2021 Convention & Expo Is Going Virtual!

CEC’s Learning Interactive Virtual Event will transform the Convention & Expo from an in-person gathering to an online experience while keeping what you love about this great event. 

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Make your voice heard for special education by exploring our policy and advocacy work. Send a letter to your members of Congress through our Legislative Action Center, comment on position statements, and more!

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Join the ranks of 2,000 transition specialists in over 500 locations worldwide who are using our LCE online transition curriculum to prepare students for independent and rewarding lives.

CEC Standards

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Used to inform preparation programs, accreditation organizations, and credentialing agencies, CEC's Standards define the specialized expertise special educators must master for safe and effective practice.

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2020 Board of Directors Election
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IES Releases Education Technology Guides to Support Learning
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Preparing to Support Students in a COVID-Impacted Learning Environment
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SET Blog
6 Hacks for Connecting With Students From a Distance
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TEACHING Exceptional Children Journal (Volume 53, Issue 1)
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Yes I Can Awards

CEC Launches New Accessible Website, Additional Membership Offerings

In the first of many steps to bring CEC's digital presence into one location, we've rolled out a new...

CEC Releases Two New Sets of Standards

CEC released two new sets of standards for special educator preparation programs in July 2020.

Technology Considerations for Students Receiving Special Education Services as Schools Reopen

CEC's technology division, ISET, expands on our recommendations for reopening schools with a...

6 Hacks for Connecting With Students From a Distance

While online learning can seem daunting at first, there are many simple and inspirational things we...

A Redesigned Website and More Professional Development for Members: Exciting Updates from CEC

As a special educator, we know you work overtime to support your students and your to-do list is...

How to Create the Best IEP and IEP Results…Even from a Distance

As someone who has spent her career delivering speech therapy to students and schools online, here...

Don't Meet Just to Meet: Collaborating for Successful Meetings

Don't Meet Just to Meet: Collaborating for Successful Meetings HLP Webinar Series - HLP #2: Organize...

DCDT Conference

DCDT is going virtual! Stay tuned for details about our 2020 virtual conference.

More Than Just Noise: Providing High-Quality Student Feedback

More Than Just Noise: Providing High-Quality Student Feedback HLP Webinar Series - HLP #8/22...

House Passes Stop-Gap Measure to Avoid Government Shutdown

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the...

Congress Advances Bill to Designate Three-Digit Mental Health Crisis Line

On Tuesday, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020, which establishes...

IES Releases Data Point on Race and Ethnicity of Public School Teachers

This month, the National Center for Education Statistics released a snapshot of race and ethnicity...

2020 Board of Directors Election

Vote to choose the best candidates to help advance CEC's mission, congruent with our core values.

Yes I Can Awards

For 38 years, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has recognized children and youth with...

#NationalVolunteerWeek: Special Educator…Ninja…Same Thing!

Take a moment to read this special thank-you message from CEC President Dr. Jennifer Lesh in honor...

Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education: An Administrator’s Guide to Building Inclusive Schools

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What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics & Standards

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What Every Special Educator Must Know

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