Special Education Today

CEC works to mitigate maltreatment

February 10 marks the inaugural meeting of the CEC Maltreatment Policy Workgroup. The newly appointed workgroup will meet during the CEC 2018 Convention & Expo to begin their work developing a maltreatment of children and youth with exceptionalities policy, which will be presented to the CEC Board of Directors in July 2018. Establishing a policy is just the beginning of ...

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How we serve our members

We are excited to announce that CEC will—for the second year in a row—offer its members access to free live webinars throughout the year, in addition to our fee-based live webinars. Mark your calendar for this year’s first free member webinar, “Working with Diverse Families in the IEP Process” presented by Dr. Clara Hauth and Dr. Catherine Creighton Martin. Join ...

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CEC and Special Olympics celebrate exceptional!

CEC Past Presidents Mikki Garcia and Jerry Hime with Special Olympic Chairman Timothy Shriver.

From the playing field to the stage On Wednesday, Feb. 7 we will recognize Special Olympics during the CEC 2018 Convention & Expo Opening General Session. Thomas Shervington, a seventeen-year-old Special Olympics Athlete, will take the stage to accept the 2018 CEC Organizational Award on behalf of Special Olympics. Thomas is an accomplished athlete and promising leader who is no ...

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A member (and his motorcycle) making moves for special education

Daniel on his motorcycle holding Arizona's state flag.

Last July, CEC member Daniel Gulchak rode his motorcycle 2,000 miles—from Phoenix to Washington D.C.—to speak with his senators and representatives during the CEC 2017 Special Education Summit. But this member and his motorcycle didn’t stop there. Feeling empowered after visiting Capitol Hill, Daniel crossed the country again and initiated a similar advocacy event for the Arizona CEC/CASE state units. ...

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2018, the year of smart resolutions

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Welcome to 2018 and our new and improved weekly newsletter, Special Education Today. Each week, this communication is sent to more than 100,000 professionals in special education. Last year began with a great deal of uncertainty—a new Congress and a new presidential administration.  My colleague and friend, Mikki Garcia, pledged during her CEC presidency that CEC would “not back down ...

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