Membership

FREE MEMBERSHIP

CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code CECED60 This will give you access to all of our journal articles, member discounts on publications and events, and our online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel. Click Join As a New Member below and select basic membership.


The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. Since 1922, CEC has been known as the leading source for evidence-based resources and information to help special education professionals meet the individualized needs of their students and address challenges today.

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CEC Divisions

Special Interest Divisions focus on issues, trends and research in 18 specific areas, and providing members with with professional development, resources to improve practice and leadership opportunities.
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CEC State/Provincial Units

A State/Provincial Unit is an organization of all CEC members within a U.S. state or Canadian province, providing a means for networking, professional development and information-sharing for members.