***NEW Membership Model with NEW Rates!

Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 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.

Join CEC or Renew your CEC membership now!

Need membership for more than just yourself? Consider the new CEC School/School District Membership Package! This package is designed for purchase at the school level to support and engage classroom teachers.

A School/School District Membership Package includes:

Get your school or district started with CEC membership for only $1,300. With this package, you'll receive a savings of more than $300!

Questions? Contact Alison Heron, Senior Director of Membership & Units, alisonh@cec.sped.org, 703-264-9435.

Upcoming Events

TN CEC Fall Conference
Date: October 16-17, 2014
Scarritt Bennett Conference Center
Nashville, TN

Cost:  $35 for TN CEC Members; $50 for Non-TN CEC Members; $20 for Students

Early Bird Registration:

$25 for TN CEC Members
$40 for Non-TN CEC Members
$15 for Students

Register Now for the 2014 TN CEC Fall Conference

Award Nomination Form for TN Yes I Can, SPED Teacher of the Year, SPED Administrator of the Year, and SPED Paraprofessional of the Year HERE.


Policy Insider: Legislative Update

IES Releases Grant Competitions in Education and Special Education Research and Training for FY 2016

Wednesday April 15, The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released FY2016 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training. The competitions that were released included: • Education Research Grants (84.305A); • Special Education Research Grants (84.324A); • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B); • Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B); • Education Research and Development Center Program (84.305C); • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D); and • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (84.305H). Please visit the IES Funding Opportunities page to learn the steps for applying...

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TN CEC Awards!

We will be presenting awards for the Yes I Can Award for Tennessee from the 3 grand divisions, SPED Teacher, Administrator, and Paraprofessional of the Year. Look under Upcoming Events for the Nomination Form.

2014 TN CEC Fall Conference Registration OPEN

Register NOW for the TN CEC Fall Conference!

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Tool of the Week

Determining Where Real-World Instruction Should Occur

Real-world skills are critical for students’ success, and the settings in which these skills are taught are often critical to facilitate student retention and use of these skills in real situations. This week’s Tool of the Week is a decision-making process for determining the appropriate settings for teaching real-world skills. This week’s Tool comes from Footsteps Toward the ...

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