Each year CEC determines current issues special educators are facing.
These issues are formulated into questions which are sent out to each
state to get member response and feedback. Yearly the representative
meet to discuss the views of the members at the Representative Assembly (RA). Our Alaska CEC Representatives are the President and Vice President. If they are unable to attend they appoint a proxy who is able to attend.
CEC’s Representative Assembly is CEC’s advisory body. Representative
Assembly members represent CEC’s entire membership. They identify
issues and advise the Board of Directors on positions CEC should take
on issues related to the field and profession; inform the Board of
Directors, CEC affiliates and divisions, and committees, of membership
issues and perspectives; and acts as a forum to examine prospective
ideas, strategy directions, policy initiatives, and other issues. The
Representative Assembly meets formally once a year at the CEC Convention
The Representative Assembly is composed of two
representatives from each state and provincial affiliate, division, and
student membership and the Board of Directors.