CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. CEC is THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

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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.

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.