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. 


Nominations for the 2016 Yes I Can Awards are now closed. All nominators will receive notification of the committee's selections in January.

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!