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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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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...

November 2023 President's Message from Dr. Angie Jasper

Hello, and welcome to The Scoop! The month of November brings me joy for multiple reasons. One, I...

CEC on the Hill: IDEA Full Funding Coalition Holds Briefing on Capitol Hill 

On Wednesday, October 18th, CEC joined the IDEA Full Funding Coalition for a briefing on Capitol...

Check Out the Newest Programs Who Earned National Recognition from CEC

National Recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a designation granted by CEC...

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

Funding Early Childhood is the Right IDEA

This week, at the Division for Early Childhood conference, early childhood advocates came together...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Updated Resource to Support Early Childhood Inclusion

On November 28th, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS)...

OCR Issues 2020-21 Data Reports

On November 15, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released data on...


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

CEC Learning Library

The CEC Learning Library is our on-demand professional learning library of webinars, courses, and...

Dr. Kathleen King Thorius, Dr. Endia J. Lindo, Dr. Patricia Martínez-Álvarez, and Dr. Amanda L. Sullivan Named New Editors of CEC’s Exceptional Children Journal

Beginning in July 2023, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) will welcome Dr. Kathleen King...

Transition Teaming: 26 Strategies for Interagency Collaboration

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English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

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A Principal's Guide to Special Education

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