***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.


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Study: Minorities Are Disproportionately Underrepresented in Special Education

In what is likely to be a controversial report, researchers from Pennsylvania State University just published a study that investigated whether minority children attending U.S. elementary and middle schools are disproportionately represented in special education. The researchers found that, contrary to widespread concerns that minorities are disproportionately identified to receive special education services, Black and Hispanic students are less likely than their white and non-Hispanic peers to be labeled as having a disability, when factors such as household income, low birth weight and parents' marital status are taken into account. A video by the American Educational Research Association featuring one...

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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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It’s that time of year for rising seniors to start researching colleges, so this week’s FREE tool is a Disability Service Research Chart devised to help students take the lead in gathering information about disability services at prospective colleges and universities. Transition to college can be overwhelming, especially for students with disabilities who must adapt to ...

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