Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
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.
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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JumpStart Program for New & Early-Career Special Educators
CEC Partner Solutions Directory
Ball State University online graduate programs in applied behavior analysis and special education - focus area in autism.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS Center develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities. These resources, designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap, are intended for use in college teacher preparation programs, in professional development (PD) activities for practicing professionals, and by independent learners.
The Stepping Stones Group is transforming solutions for school districts nationwide! We have a proven record of success in delivering special education services, both in-person and virtually. Whether your district needs short-term or full-time personnel, we provide professionals who are licensed, certified, trained and ready to assist. We will help your school get back to focusing on academic outcomes by taking care of your needs in staff, training, tools and technology. The Stepping Stones Group becomes an extension of your Special Education Department, providing everything you need to meet your goals and improve educational outcomes.
Wilson Language Training® is a leading provider of professional learning and research-based reading and spelling curricula for all ages. Its multisensory structured literacy programs, Fundations®, Just Words®, the Wilson Reading System®, give educators the highly effective resources they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s Partner Solutions Directory is an online resource for special education products, services, and programming support! Search for a topic and quickly receive a list of partners who provide products, services, or programming supporting your work and career.