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.