Public Policy Resources
CEC's Public Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress
CEC has unveiled its 2013–2015 policy agenda, outlining the major legislation its Policy and Advocacy Services Unit will work on to further the education of children with disabilities and gifts and talents.
CEC Releases Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children
CEC's 2013 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children provides budgetary recommendations for funding programs for the United States' seven million children with disabilities and/or giftedness. The Federal Outlook is designed to explain to lawmakers and their staff the critical need for funding programs for children with disabilities and/or giftedness. Contributions made by special educators and school districts help put a human touch on these abstract concepts.
CEC's Special Education Research and Development Resources
The developmental, academic, and lifelong success of the nation's seven million children and youth with exceptionalities relies on innovative research and development. Educators and parents alike depend on the availability of evidence-based strategies to support early intervention and special educational needs of children with exceptionalities. View the latest information about special education research and development throughout the United States.
CEC’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Chart
Take a look at this chart to find out more about congressional appropriations for past fiscal years, economic stimulus appropriations, Obama Administration appropriation requests for FY 2012, and CEC’s recommended appropriations for FY 2012.