***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 22-23, 2015
Scarritt Bennett Conference Center
Nashville, TN

Cost:  $35 for TN CEC Members; $50 for Non-TN CEC Members; $25 for Students

Early Bird Registration:

$25 for TN CEC Members
$40 for Non-TN CEC Members
$20 for Students

Register Now for the 2015 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.
Due by September 15th, 2015.


Policy Insider: Legislative Update

Google Hangout – The Hidden Cost of Suspension

On July 30th at 3:00pm EDT, ED will host a google hangout with experts to discuss “The Hidden Cost of Suspension.” They welcome you and your stakeholders to join – on either Google+ (http://bit.ly/1h5vGAR) or on YouTube (http://youtu.be/W0AroRVB2ao) – to follow the dialogue with: Michael Yudin, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Russell Skiba of Indiana University’s Equity Project Dr. Ramona Bishop, Superintendent of Vallejo City Unified School District in California Marlyn Tillman from Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline (Gwinnett STOPP) Tomorrow’s google hangout will also mark the release a new set of...

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TN CEC Fall Conference Proposal Deadline Extended

The proposal deadline has been extended until August 15th, 2015. Please go to the Events Page to download the RFP.

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.

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Tool of the Week

Ideas for Increasing Team Communication

August is almost upon us, so this week’s FREE Tool of the Week is for administrators and co-teachers who are gearing up for the new school year. This table provides at-a-glance suggestions for improving communication among students, parents, teachers and administrators. It comes from CEC’s book, Leading the Co-Teaching Dance, where the author identifies communication ...

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