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  • April 19-22, 2017 - International CEC Conference
  • June 3, 2017 - Annual State Planning Retreat - all welcome!
  • --> All CEC members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of AZCEC and AZCASE, February 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Black Canyon Conference Center immediately following the conclusion of the Annual Conference. 
    Nominations are being accepted for the following board positionsAZCEC: President-Elect, Secretary, Membership Chair. AZCASE:  President-Elect, Secretary. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in any of these positions, or if you have questions about these positions, please email us.


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Spectacular Spring Book Study

    • Registration closed February 10, 2017
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
    • Register for $40/book.






    Annual State Conference


    2018 Annual State Conference is March 2, 2018 - Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Handouts are available for many of the 2017 Keynote and Breakout session on our Handout page


    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • Due to strong advocacy from CEC advocates and other stakeholders across the nation, the U.S. House of Representatives heard the importance of protecting Medicaid for children and youth with disabilities as they considered their vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As you know from previous updates in the Policy Insider, CEC was concerned that the Medicaid refinancing provision in the AHCA would jeopardize health care for the nation’s most vulnerable children: children with disabilities and children in poverty. Congressional members in the House heard the message from states, school districts and early intervention programs that Medicaid, as currently...


    We want you to think about all of the sensational teachers, directors and colleagues who go the extra mile and commit their talents to serving students with disabilities. We also honor students! Help us recognize these outstanding professionals by nominating them for an AZCEC or AZCASE award!

    2017 Award Winners were announced at our Annual State Conference on February 24, 2017. See results here

    2018 Awards will open this December!

    Tool of the Week

    • In less than a month, education professionals from all over the world will travel to Boston for CECs 2017 Convention and Expo. So this weeks FREE tool involves the story of a pair of mallards who raise their ducklings in the city of Boston! The story is part of a K–3 science lesson about life ...

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    AZCEC is the Arizona branch of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

    CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

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