In advocating on behalf of children with exceptionalities, CEC examines policy issues, develops appropriate responses to those issues and influences local, state, provincial and federal legislation. CEC also monitors and makes recommendations for program regulations and funding. In addition, CEC maintains a network among its state units and special interest divisions for influencing policy.
As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.
Through the vision and dedication of more than 22,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.
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University and College Professors - Faculty members who plan to use CEC materials in their classroom (journal articles, resources, recorded webinars, etc.) can request a heavily reduced membership rate for students in their classes so they can have access to those materials. Learn more.
You’ll find professional development offerings to meet the needs of all special educators – including those of you who are time-crunched, cost-conscious or in need of CEUs in order to meet state obligations. Please join us and invite others to engage the potential!
CEC publishes and distributes products designed to help practitioners work more effectively in the classroom. Learn more about CEC's publications and journals.
Special Education Topics includes information about the different exceptionality areas; international special education; hot topics in special education; and professional practice topics such as assessment, evidence-based practices and inclusion.
Webinars to assist during COVID-19
CEC and partner agencies are providing these FREE webinars to the special education community during the COVID-19 crisis. This is customized information to help with your immediate needs as you meet the challenges of teaching remotely, adhering to IDEA, maintaining student privacy, and other important topics.
In these unprecedented times, teachers are being asked to think outside of the box in terms of how to continue teaching students outside of the classroom. In this webinar, veteran online instructors help identify steps to move online and strategies for adapting the lessons already in motion to this new format.
This year's webinars are focused on the High-Leverage Practices, the essential strategies special education teachers need to support all of their students. The first 2 webinars are FREE for CEC members!
Quick Takes are a series of short videos, with each episode focused on a specific topic or question that has risen to the top during this time of transferring instruction into online formats
Here you can find information on how you can use tele-intervention during this time of social distancing. This includes an overview of system requirements, how to plan a visit, the three parts of a virtual visit, and what conducting an tele-intervention visit looks like in action.
Join leaders in special education for current information about COVID-19 and how special education administrators are navigating. Presenters will discuss what we know to date and provide some options for meeting the needs of families and students in your communities.
As professionals transition to providing services and education online, the importance of engaging young children with exceptionalities and their families is especially important. In partnership with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), we'll be bringing you webinars and Quick Takes to help you move your interventions online.