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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international community of professionals who, through excellence and advocacy, improve the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and enhance the engagement of their families. CEC represents more than 22,000 members of the special education community, including teachers, administrators, support staff, paraprofessionals, psychologists, higher education professionals, researchers, and more.

CEC members represent the myriad of professionals in the field of special education who work with children and students from birth to Grade 12  in schools (public or private), universities, childcare facilities, local education agencies, state or provincial education agencies, private practice, nonprofits, and vocational or technical schools. 

CEC offers a variety of products and services to help support your brand’s exposure in both digital, print, and in-person formats. Contact Sharyn Weiss for more information about how to best connect your company and the CEC members.

Sharyn WeissDirector of Strategic Partnerships, (703) 264-9405 |

Annual Convention

The CEC convention hosts over 4,000 educators, administrators, students, and higher education professionals. This is your opportunity to be face-to-face with members and users of your products. Opportunities exist for you to exhibit, advertise or sponsor specific events.

*NEW* What’s New in Washington Webinar Sponsorship

*NEW* Sponsor a Webinar

Get in front of your target audience by partnering with our Professional Development Team for their virtual learning opportunities hosted throughout the year. 

Partner Solutions Directory

Be a part of CEC’s recently launched Partner Solutions Directory! With over 60,000 visits and 180,000 searches per month, our CEC website is a heavily utilized and valued resource. Be sure your organizations product, service or programming is represented.


CEC E-Blasts offer a valuable marketing opportunity to promote your brand to our 34,000 subscribers. You will be able to share your custom messaging directly with our CEC members and subscribers in an email you create.    

E-Newsletter Advertising

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) produces weekly, customizable e-newsletters for members that highlight and promote CEC offerings and the CEC community. These e-newsletters offer exclusive marketing opportunities including premium listings to highlight your products and services, a special offer, or content.

Special Education TODAY Advertising

With over 34,000 subscribers, the Special Education TODAY newsletter tackles today's most relevant stories.  By placing your advertisement or sponsored content in SET, you will reach subscribers who are decision-makers with purchasing power – the top-tier experts in the industry.

Digital Advertising

These exclusive ad placements give exposure to hundrends of thousands of visitors to the CEC web network, giving your company the attention it deserves in front of thousands of special educators across the world.

Journal Advertising

TEACHING Exceptional Children (a research to practice journal) and Exceptional Children (an empirical research journal) are CEC’s two peer-reviewed journals. Available to all members, these journals are a premier spot for advertising your brand.


TEC Advertising (PDF)


EC Advertising (PDF)

List Rentals

With a mailing of almost 60,000 professionals, the CEC mailing list is the premier direct connector for mailing company materials.

Job Postings

The CEC Career Center is the perfect spot to recruit top talent in schools, administration, higher university, and relevant organizations.


Corporate Sponsorship, Designed for You

Set yourself apart from your peers by partnering with CEC and gaining direct access to members. Let’s discuss how we can work together in a customized sponsorship for your organization or company.  

Last Updated:  7 May, 2024

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