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Last Updated:  9 August, 2020

Workgroups are established by the Board of Directors and are assigned a specific charge and outcomes to be completed within a designated period of time. Workgroup members have knowledge, skills, and expertise in a particular area of strategic importance to...

Student Awards

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Last Updated:  7 June, 2022

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)'s Student Awards recognize CEC's outstanding college and university student members—undergraduate and graduate students—and chapter advisers who make outstanding contributions to CEC and to children and youth with...

Professional Awards

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Last Updated:  26 May, 2022

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Professional Awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues, who have worked tirelessly to advance the field and the quality of special education, as well as...

Special Interest Divisions

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Last Updated:  12 September, 2022

Divisions bring together CEC members based on their professional role, practice setting or interest in a specific exceptionality. Become more deeply involved in your profession and take advantage of the benefits of participating in as many divisions as...

Become a Volunteer

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Last Updated:  20 September, 2022

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) leads the field of special education in advocacy, standards, and profession practice because of our amazing volunteers.

Managing Behavior 1.0: Do These Things First

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There are scores of textbooks, websites, and other resources describing theories and interventions for challenging behavior in schools, and sorting through such information can be more overwhelming than helpful. In reality, a few fundamentals probably...

Children and Youth Action Network

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Last Updated:  5 August, 2020

CEC’s Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) is an organized group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping advance policy affecting students with disabilities and gifts and talents.

Our Policy Agenda

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Last Updated:  5 August, 2020

CEC’s influence in shaping the policies that support publicly funded education, special education and early intervention is well recognized and valued by legislators and other policy makers as well as other professional organizations.

CEC Staff

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Last Updated:  31 August, 2022

Not sure who to contact? Check out a directory of department email addresses and staff directory.

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