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  • May 31, 2017 - Threading the Needle - Recent Court Cases & Laws - SOLD OUT
  • June 3, 2017 - Annual State Planning Retreat - all welcome! - Sign up by May 28th


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Spectacular Summer Book Study

    • Sign up by June 10, 2017
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
    • Register for $45/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

    • On May 23 the Trump Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, and it dismisses the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities—the proposed budget calls for deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Education funding. Without adequate funding for special and gifted education and early intervention programs, efforts to close the achievement gap will be hindered, overall student achievement will lag, high school graduation rates will decline, college access will be obstructed, and college completion rates will fall. Even more disheartening, without adequate funding, too many vulnerable children will be without access to a high quality education. The...


    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

    • Learning self-advocacy is an integral part of a students progression towards a smooth transition to life after high school. One way to engage students in decision making about their future is to actively involve them in their own IEP meetings. To get you started on that path, this weeks FREE tool is a set of ...

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