***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

$4.1 Million Awarded Through Charter School Program by U.S. Department of Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced six new grant awards which totaled to $4.1 million through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) National Leadership Activities program. These grants were created to help strengthen charter schools and charter school authorizers, while aiding to serve students with disabilities and English learners. The Department has made these key issues a priority for helping charter schools. The six grantees will provide technical assistance and training and share effective practices with charter schools across the country. The grantees are: the Alameda County Office of Education; the California Charter Schools Association; the Illinois Network of...

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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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Summary of Performance

A recent discussion on the CECommunity All-Member Forum focused on the Summary of Performance – a document all schools are required by IDEA to provide to any student who has received special education services via an IEP and is graduating or aging out of secondary school. Completed during the student’s final year in high school, ...

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