The Yes I Can awards honor children and youth with exceptionalities who shine. CEC has recognized the accomplishments of thousands of students since the program started in 1982. 


Apply now for the 2016 Yes I Can Awards! Nominations are due October 19.

Meet the 2015 Yes I Can Award Recipients.

Award Benefits 

Each 2016 Yes I Can recipient will: 

  • Attend a special awards ceremony and celebration at the CEC 2016 Convention & Expo in St. Louis. 
  • Receive two nights of hotel accommodations.
  • Receive a Yes I Can star trophy.
  • Be featured on CEC’s website.
  • Be asked to share his/her story to help promote the Yes I Can program and to help CEC advocate for children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. 

No one goes away empty-handed!  Every student nominated for the Yes I Can awards will receive a certificate of accomplishment from CEC.

Help give the gift of recognition - donate to the Yes I Can program!