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CEC’s Non-Discrimination Policy

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As a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is committed to our core values of visionary thinking, inclusiveness, and integrity. CEC values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of special education.

CEC does not and shall not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, culture, language, age, (dis)abilities, family status/composition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious and spiritual values, geographic location, country of origin, or military/veteran status, nor shall it tolerate harassment based on any of the foregoing in any of our activities or operations. 

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and terminating staff, selection of volunteers, vendors, contractors and clients, and provision of services. CEC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all the aforementioned groups.

CEC encourages and promotes involvement and access to its annual CEC Convention & Expo and other professional development opportunities consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Exhibitors (defined as company contracting space on CEC’s expo floor) and sponsors (defined as an individual or organization that pays some or all the costs for an item or event in return for advertising) must adhere to CEC’s core values and non-discrimination policy.

Revised April 14, 2019 by the Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors.

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