Please note:  The 2015 Yes I Can Awards cycle will open in May.  Watch this space for more information. 

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.

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Get inspired! Read about our past award recipients.

Award Benefits

Each 2014 Yes I Can Award winner will:

  • Attend a special awards ceremony and celebration at the CEC 2014 Convention & Expo and participate in a special field trip in Philadelphia.
  • Receive two-night hotel accommodations.
  • Receive a Yes I Can statue.
  • Be featured on CEC’s website.
  • 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.

Everyone is a winner! Every student nominated for the Yes I Can Awards will receive a certificate of accomplishment from CEC.

Questions?  Please email

B6030Show your support for the Yes I Can Awards by purchasing CEC's Yes I Can Bands. Priced at $4, each set contains two bands. All proceeds benefit the program. Buy yours today!