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Yes I Can Awards

A group photo of the 2020 Yes I Can recipients smiling and posing on stage with their awards

For 38 years, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has recognized children and youth with exceptionalities who have demonstrated their determination and achievements in multiple ways.

The Yes I Can Program has continued to grow and change since its inception in 1982, with more than 40,000 children and young adults recognized at the national, state, and/or provincial level.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Yes I Can Awards through Nov. 15, 2020!

NOMINATE

Meet the 2020 Recipients

Baharnaz Alimohammad

Baharnaz Allimohammadi
Arts Category
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Caroline Arnette

Caroline Arnette
Self-Advocacy Category
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Harrison Burgess

Harrison Burgess
Transition Category
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Nelani Colletti

Nelani Colletti
Academics Category
Press Release

Trey DelGrosso

Trey DelGrosso
Self-Advocacy Category
Press Release

Emma Dillon

Emma Dillon
Community & School Activities Category
Press Release

Jeremiah Morris

Jeremiah Morris
Technology Category
Press Release

Mitchell Pritsker

Mitchell Pritsker
Transition Category
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DeAnte Vaughn

DeAnte Vaughn
Arts Category
Press Release

Stormy Stevenson

Stormy Stevenson
Technology Category
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Jonathan Fratz

Jonathan Fratz
Community & School Activities Category
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Hunter Tobias

Hunter Tobias
Academics Category
Press Release

Award Benefits

Each Yes I Can Award recipient will:

  • Attend a special awards ceremony and celebration at the CEC 2021 Convention & Expo.
  • Receive two nights of hotel accommodations.
  • Receive a Yes I Can certificate and gift of recognition.
  • Be asked to share his/her story to help promote the Yes I Can Awards program and to generally advocate for children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. 

If you have any questions about the Yes I Can Awards program, please contact Alex Garvey.

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