Nominations for the CEC 2015 Professional & Student Awards are now open! 

Click here for more information and to access the nomination forms.

All winners are acknowledged at the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, held every April.

CEC Professional Awards

These awards recognize special educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service as well as CEC members whose contributions have moved the Council forward in significant ways. They include the CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award, the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award, the CEC Special Education Research Award, the Frederick J. Weintraub Outstanding CEC Leadership Award, and the CEC Business Award. Read more.

CEC Student Awards and Scholarships

These awards recognize CEC student members and faculty advisors who have made outstanding contributions to the organization and to children with exceptionalities. They include the Outstanding CEC Student Member of the Year Award (undergraduate and graduate), the CEC Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships, the Kayte M. Fearn CEC Ethnic Diversity Scholarship, and the Susan Phillips Gorin Award. Read more.

Yes I Can Awards

These awards recognize the accomplishments of children and youth with exceptionalities (ages 2-21). CEC selects winners for their outstanding achievements in one of seven categories: Academics, Arts, Athletics, School and Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition. Read more.