Alaska Council for Exceptional Children is set up for charitable,
educational, and scientific purposes to advance the education of
children and youth with exceptionalities and to establish and administer
programs and activities for the education of its members.
We are special education teachers just like you. We are volunteering
our time to assist with the advancement of our profession. Please ask
us questions, share your successes and let us know how we can help you.
2013 - At this year's Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Convention in San Antonio, Texas the Division of Autism and
Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Awarded Jesse
Harbison the National Kennedy Shriver Student Achievement Award for
his recent achievement of earning his Black Belt. This was an
especially exciting for AK CEC President Healy who has the double honor
of being one of both Jesse's and Geoffe's former teacher. Jesse's mom, Vicki, said it all at the award's ceremony, "When student's like Jesse have a loving support system there isn't anything they can't accomplish." DADD board members, and membership gave Jesse and his mom a standing ovation. Six additional Alaskan's were there to support Jesse
including family members, friends, FNSBSD Assistant Director of
Special Education and former statewide director of special education.
Fairbanks Alaska CEC Statewide Student Members turned out on a chilly
morning to support the Alaska Autism Walk. From left to right: Jackie
Schmidthans, Stephanie Nafpliotis, Elizabeth Darrah, Melodee Sonnenberg,
Julie Eberhardt, and Tiffany McCormack all completed the 5K Walk for
Autism. Go Team!
Iris Hartshorn receives AK CEC Mini Grant from Past President, Joanne Healy and Treasurer, Phil Patterson.