Yes I Can Awards

For 37 years, CEC has recognized children and youth with exceptionalities who have demonstrated their determination and achievements in multiple ways. The Yes I Can Program has continued to grow and change since its inception in 1982, with more than 40,000 children and young adults recognized at the national, state, and/or provincial level.

Award Benefits 

Each Yes I Can Award winner will: 

  • Attend a special awards ceremony and celebration at the CEC 2020 Convention & Expo in Portland, OR.
  • Receive two nights of hotel accommodations.
  • Receive a Yes I Can certificate and gift of recognition.
  • Be featured on CEC’s convention 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. 

If you have any questions about the Yes I Can Awards program, please contact Alexandra Garvey at