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March Board Brief

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

“Mental Health in Schools” is Topic of National Summit 

On May 1, 2023, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is convening a group of national school...

Four CEC Members Receive 2023 Racial Justice Grants

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2023 CEC...

What’s Happening at #CEC2024

There’s so much happening at the CEC Convention & Expo in San Antonio that it’s hard to know where...

California Teacher Named 2024 National Special Education Teacher of the Year

Location: Riverside County Education Office, Riverside, CA Arlington, VA, Jan. 26 , 2024 ― Theresa...

Washington Update, January 22, 2024

Dear Colleagues: It has been a snowy and action packed week in DC as lawmakers hustled to pass a...

CEC 2024 Convention & Expo

Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the...
San Antonio, Texas 78205
03/12/2024 - 03/15/2024

CEC 2025 Convention & Expo

Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the...
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
03/11/2025 - 03/14/2025

IES Blog Series Highlights Doctoral Students supported through OSEP and NCSER

In a new blog series, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will feature interviews with...

ED Advances Equity Agenda for Students with Disabilities

Building on the original Equity Action Plan of 2022, the U.S. Department of Education released an...

Updated K-12 Stimulus Spending Data Released

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) released updated survey data from...


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...

Policy Committee Launches Into Action (and How You Can, Too!)

Our recently convened Policy Steering Committee kicked off its work with an in-person meeting in...

Dimensions of Communication: A manual to assess the communication skills and behaviors of individuals with disabilities

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High Leverage Practices and Students with Extensive Support Needs

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Teaching Exceptional Children 55-6

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