As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.
Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.
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Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Convention
CEC President on budget
Elizabeth Farrell, mother of special education and CEC
founder, had a mission: to reach underachieving children in public school
through individualized instruction—nearly 100 years ago! Read her amazing story
in this timely new edition of a CEC classic.
Discover how the Life Centered Education transition curriculum can enhance your school’s outcomes.
Register today for a CEC Webinar!
Learn about the special and gifted education issues Congress and the administration are considering.
A free resource from CEC publications designed to support you in your special education practice.
Subscribe to one of our newest CEC Podcasts to get the information you need as a new teacher or a seasoned veteren.
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