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Special Education Legislative Summit 2021

Typically held in Washington, D.C., during July, the Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) is an opportunity for educators from across the country to make a difference by advocating for change with Members of Congress. 

The COVID-19 pandemic will bring the Summit to new heights with a Virtual SELS being held the week of July 19-23, 2021

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**There is no cost to attend the 2021 Virtual SELS, although membership in CEC and the Council of Administrators for Special Education (CASE) are strongly encouraged**


Here’s what this entails:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
    Town Hall-style events where you can learn from and ask questions of policy experts and Capitol Hill veterans. You will experience first-hand what it’s like to be a decision-maker in Washington.
  • In-depth learning about key issues.
    SELS Team Leaders and experts from the field will provide updated news and information about the key issues impacting special educators across the country including legislation, appropriations, mental health, educator shortages, and more.
  • Opportunities to improve your advocacy skills with the experts.
    Learn from people who have done this work before about how to sharpen the message you bring to Members of Congress to advocate for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with exceptionalities. Virtual SELS will give you the support you need and many ways “to meet” with a Member to make a difference.

Read about the 2020 Special Education Legislative Summit here


July 19, 2021 - July 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Chad Rummel, Phyllis Wolfram
CEC & CASE Executive Directors

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