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Join a Division and focus on your special interests

CEC's 18 Special Interest Divisions each explore a discipline of special education in thoughtful detail, bringing together professionals to exchange ideas, stimulate research, and promote expertise in key areas of each fast-growing field.

Journals, newsletters, conferences, workshops, and other professional development activities put you in touch and promote focused discussions among specialists. Help facilitate political action on issues that directly affect your own practice and interests. Network to bring you closer with experts and your professional peers.

Take advantage of this special opportunity to increase your knowledge and become more deeply involved in your profession. Join today and participate in as many divisions as interest you!  Remember: Premier membership includes one division membership (additional charge for any division with dues over $35).

Only CEC Members are eligible to join the Divisions.

Already a member? Call our customer service team at 1-888-232-7733 to join a division.

Not a member? You can join CEC online and join divisions at the same time.

Our Divisions:

Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD)

Division for Research (CEC-DR)

CEC Pioneers Division (CEC-PD)

Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS)

Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD)

Division of Visual and Performing Arts Education (DARTS)

Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD)

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)

Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL)

Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES)

Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)

Division for Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD)

Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness (DVIDB)

Association for the Gifted (TAG)

Technology and Media Division (TAM)

Teacher Education Division (TED)

Click here for more information about our divisions.


CEC hosts several caucuses, each of which addresses different aspects of diversity. These unofficial bodies make recommendations to CEC on various issues concerning their constituencies.