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The CEC 2022 Convention & Expo will be held as planned January 16-19, 2022 in Orlando. Pack your best masks and we'll see you soon!

Last updated Jan. 3, 2022

100 Years, Many Milestones

Support Special Education Funding in Fiscal Year 2022


CEC has arranged these special benefits as a value add to your membership.



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Whether you're starting out in the field, serving students in classrooms, 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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Did you know our website's "Explore" feature allows you to access all our resources on key topics? Check out what we offer to find the strategies, answers, and resources you need.

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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

CEC Endorses Legislation to Address Educator Shortages

On Thursday, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative Alma Adams (D-NC) introduced the EDUCATORS...

November Board Brief

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

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...

Eileen McCarthy

Eileen McCarthy is a Special Education Teacher at Riverside Magnet School in East Hartford, CT. She...

A Convention Update from CEC Leadership

CEC leadership gives an update on the in-person convention in Orlando in January 2022.

Trauma-Informed Practices: What Educators Need to Know

As teachers in today’s classrooms, we see traumatized students every day. We are not mental health...

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

NC CEC 35th Annual Conference

Educational Equity, Access & Engagement Keynote: Dr. Cathy Kea**

Congress in Holding Pattern on Major Bills Impacting Education

Congress came to an impasse on President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA) while Fiscal Year 2022...

FutureEd Analyzes National and Regional Trends in Schools’ COVID-19 Spending Plans

This week, FutureEd published an analysis of the national and regional trends for how school...

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Announces New Director

This week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announced...


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...

Irrefutable Influence: The Impact of School Culture on Student Intervention Success

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$24.95 (16% off)
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Elementary Autism Pack

Member Price:
$103.50 (11% off)
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Secondary Autism Pack

Member Price:
$67.75 (17% off)
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