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Welcome, Virginia Paraeducators!

Welcome to the Council for Exceptional Children. We’re glad you’re here!

As a paraeducator, you serve a critical role in special education. CEC has partnered with the Virginia Department of Education to support you in your role.

Here’s how to get started: 

Activate Your Membership

Start here to activate your new membership.

Manage Your Member Profile

Manage your member profile so that we know what information is most relevant for you. 

Explore Your Member Benefits

Discover the many tools and resources that you can now access, many of which are immediately available. 

Activate the Value of Your CEC Membership

Not sure where to start with your CEC membership? Join us for one of our welcome webinars where you can learn about how to navigate your CEC membership and gain immediate access to the resources that are most relevant to you and your daily challenges. Can’t join? No worries – there’s a pre-recorded version of the webinar for your convenience.

Learn More and Register


Upcoming Trainings with CEC 

Your new membership includes special access to four training seminars based around CEC’s High Leverage Practices (HLPs), a series of standards arranged in four areas: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral learning, and instruction. These tools are designed to support your unique role as a paraeducator and help you explore evidence-based practices and apply strategies in your classroom.  

Upcoming Training Dates


About CEC’s HLP Program

Learn about CEC’s High Leverage Practices, what they mean, and how they can support you in your daily work.

HLP Publications

Discover the many additional tools from our High Leverage Practices series. From books to laminated guides and more, we have what you need. 

Last Updated:  12 April, 2024

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