CEC will present the 2018 Professional Awards at its CEC 2018 Convention & Expo in Tampa, Florida. These recipients represent the highest standards in special education and are to be commended for their devotion to the field and their outstanding contributions to the education of children with exceptionalities.

CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Susan A. Fowler
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Special Education, University of Illinois
Champaign, Ill. 

Read more about Dr. Fowler.



The CEC J. E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made continued and sustained contributions to the education of children and youth with exceptionalities.

Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award

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Sara Klug
ESE Teacher
Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School
Clearwater, Fla.

Read more about Sara. 



The Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding teacher of children with disabilities or gifts and talents. The award honors a CEC member whose work reflects significant educational success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.

Outstanding CEC Leadership Award

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Dr. Antonis Katsiyannis
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C. 

Read more about Dr. Katsiyannis. 




 The Outstanding CEC Leadership Award honors a CEC member who has made significant contributions to the Council’s programs and activities at the local, state/provincial, and national/international level over an extended period of time.

CEC Special Education Research Award 

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Dr. Diane Browder

Distinguished Professor of Special Education & Ph.D. Program

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Distinguished Professor of Special Education & Ph.D. Program

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Distinguished Professor of Special Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Read more about Dr. Browder.


The CEC Special Education Research Award recognizes an individual or research team whose research has made significant contributions to the education of exceptional children and youth.

CEC Oraganizational Award

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Special Olympics
Washington, D.C. 

CEC is proud to honor the Special Olympics with the 2018 Organziational Award. 

Learn more about Special Olympics. 



The CEC Business/Organizational Award recognizes a business or corporation that has provided for the employment and enhancement of individuals with exceptionalities in order to promote and support their full participation in the community.