CEC's Special Interest Divisions
CEC's divisions individually explore a single facet 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.
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The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
promotes professional leadership and provides special education administrators with opportunities for personal and professional advancement. Members receive the Journal of Special Education Leadership
and the In CASE
The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) promotes the education and welfare of children and youth with behavioral and emotional disorders. Members receive Behavioral Disorders, Beyond Behavior magazine, and the CCBD Newsletter.
The Division for Research (CEC-DR) is devoted to the advancement of research related to the education of individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted. Members receive the Journal of Special Education and CEC-DR Focus on Research newsletter.
The CEC Pioneers Division (CEC-PD) supports CEC's programs and activities. Membership in CEC-PD is open to anyone who has been a member of CEC for twenty (20) years or more. Members receive the Pioneers Press newsletter. The CEC-PD Membership Directory is available to CEC-PD members upon request.
CEC-PD information page.
The Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS) ensures the highest quality of diagnostic and prescriptive procedures involved in the education of individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted. Members receive Assessment for Effective Intervention and the CEDS Communique newsletter.
The Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) is committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals, especially children and youth, with autism, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Members receive Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, and DADD Express Newsletter.
The Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) focuses on improving the education of children with communicative disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing. Members receive Communication Disorders Quarterly.
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) focuses on the career development of individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted and their transition from school to adult life. Members receive Career Development for Exceptional Individuals and the DCDT Network newsletter.
The Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) advances educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse learners with disabilities and/or who are gifted, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Members receive Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners and the DDEL Newsletter.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an organization designed for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age 8, and their families. Members receive the Journal of Early Intervention (Professional and Student members only) and Young Exceptional Children magazine.
The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) focuses on special education programs and services in other countries. Members receive the Journal of International Special Needs Education and the DISES Newsletter.
The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) works to improve services, research, and legislation for individuals with learning disabilities. Members receive Learning Disabilities Research and Practice and DLD Times Newsletter.
The Division for Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) advocates for quality education for individuals with physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, and special health care needs served in schools, hospitals, or home settings. Members receive Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services and the DPHMD Newsletter.
The Division on Visual Impairments (DVI) advances the education of children and youth who have visual impairments that impede their educational progress. Members receive the DVI Quarterly.
The Association for the Gifted (TAG) delivers information to both professionals and parents about gifted and talented children and their needs. Members receive the Journal for the Education of the Gifted and the TAG Update newsletter.
The Technology and Media Division (TAM) addresses the need, availability and effective use of technology and media for individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted. Members receive the Journal of Special Education Technology and the TAM Connector newsletter.
The Teacher Education Division (TED) emphasizes the preparation and continuing professional development of effective professionals in special education and related service fields. Members receive Teacher Education and Special Education and the TEDLines newsletter.
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