TCEC Summer Conference July 10-12, 2014


Keynote Speaker- Dr. Rick Lavoie

The 2014 Texas CEC state conference will be held July 10th-12th at the Radisson Fort Worth Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, Texas
. The conference is designed for general and special education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, educational administrators, university professors, related service providers, and pre-service teachers who are interested in appropriate and effective education for exceptional children.  Participants will benefit from new ideas, techniques and approaches to use in classrooms, schools, and communities. Participants will also have many opportunities to network with others who share similar interests, and will benefit from the resources, materials, and ideas in our exhibit area. 

Click here for the online registration page.

Click here for the printable registration form.

​Exhibitor Registration

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Thank you!

Many thanks for making the CEC 2014 Convention & Expo a great success. We hope that your professional development experience exceeded your expectations! Your feedback about the Convention & Expo is invaluable to us. We want to hear what you enjoyed about the convention as well as your suggestions for...

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The Texas Council for Exceptional Children is seeking qualified nominees to serve on the TCEC Executive Board for the positions of secretary and vice president. Interested candidates should be active members in the TCEC organization and have a desire to serve families and children with disabilities. 

Click here for more information about the call for candidates.


TEA News Release - March 20, 4014.  Commissioner Michael Williams authorizes calculator apps for 8th grade STAAR mathematics in 2014-2015. This is a quick read. Results may set a precedent for using tablet technology.


Thanks to the leadership of the Division on Visual Impairments, there are some updates to their website that are specifically related to deafblindness.

Please see that the initial competencies for Special Educators Serving Students with Deafblindness is now posted along with the competencies for Interveners.

Also please see the new deafblind portal tab located on the site that currently describes some special events related to deafblindness at the upcoming conference in Philadelphia.

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Reality 101

Adrien: Geeking out on transition at CEC 2014

It finally happened! The CEC 2014 Convention & Expo 2014! My day on Thursday was full of good fun and learning! One of my morning sessions was about video modeling to teach transition skills. This is a strategy that has...

Rob: Give hope a chance

Continuing some of the ideas I expressed last time about grit, I have been thinking a lot about hope. Roth and Hemmelstein defined hope as “expectancy that a positively related event is likely to incur in the future.” It follows,...

Adrien: Attend a conference and take time for you

Hi, my name is Adrien, and I’m an addict. Yep. That’s right. An addict. I am addicted to professional conferences. I recently attended the regional music therapy conference in Addison, Texas. Three days of glorious time spent with others who...

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Texas Social

The 2014 Texas Social will be held on Thursday night from 8 - Midnight during the National CEC Conference Philadelphia April 10, 2014

Jake's Rockin Country Band
Band on Youtube

Texas Social  -
Thursday, April 10, 8:00-11:59 p.m. -
Salon G, Level 5 -
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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Register for the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference June 10-12, 2014,. Region 4 ESC

AIM for Students with Hearing Loss 
This brief discusses two issues associated with the provision of accessible instructional materials (AIM) to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The first section describes the physical basis of reading challenges experienced by many students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The second section focuses on research pertaining to the use of sign language representations in conjunction with print and digital text for this population of students.

The State of Learning Disabilities 2014
The updated and expanded third edition of NCLD’s The State of Learning Disabilities report captures data about the 5 percent of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15 percent or more of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues. 

Tool of the Week

Communication Skills Checklist

Good communication skills require a higher level of self-awareness to gain an understanding of personal styles of communication. This Tool of the Week helps teachers identify areas of strength and needs in communication skills that are important components for successful teaming. This Tool of the Week comes from Collaborate Smart:...

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