Call For Proposals



2017 Annual TECBD Conference
On Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth
October 26-28, 2017 Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe Arizona


The Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference invites proposals for the Richard E. Shores Strand in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). The purpose of this annual, recurring event is to showcase current research in an area of critical importance to the field. Below you will see calls for proposals in two topic areas. The academic interventions topic area will be held at the 2017 conference and the implementation science topic area will be held at the 2018 conference.

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 Congratulations to the newly elected

CCBD Executive Committee and Nominations and Elections Committee Members

Vice President

Mickey Losinski


Lauren Collins


David J. Royer

CEC Representative Council Member B

Mandy E. Lusk

Student Member At Large

Sara Sanders

Nominations and Election Committee Member

Michael Valenti

For more information about CCBD's newly elected officers [click here]


Tell the Senate - DO NOT Overturn ESSA Regulations!!!!!!!!!
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to overturn the U.S. Department of Education's regulation implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act's (ESSA) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the performance of historically marginalized students, including students with disabilities. Congress has never before voted to overturn an education regulation. The Department issued this regulation after the public, including both educators and students and their families, filed over 21,000 comments. The U.S. Senate will vote soon on whether to follow the House and overturn the regulation. Please WRITE YOUR SENATORS and ask them to vote "No" on House Joint Resolution 57 that would overturn the ESSA accountability regulation and to protect the rights of marginalized students, including students with disabilities.
The ESSA provides states with flexibility in how they identify schools where students are struggling, how they will hold those schools accountable, and how the states will support those schools. But the ESSA also provides strong "guardrails," to ensure that schools actually help students, including students with disabilities, learn and achieve proficiency. The ESSA also requires states to issue a "report card" for every public school in the state, so that parents can make informed decisions about where their children will attend school. 
WRITE YOUR SENATORS! The Senate will vote on whether to overturn the ESSA accountability regulation soon - perhaps as soon as next week.
WRITE YOUR SENATORS and tell them to vote "No" on House Joint Resolution 57!
If you have questions please contact Katie Grady at katieg@cec.sped.org or 703-264-9498. 


2017 CCBD Award Winners

CCBD is proud to announce our 2017 award winners:

Outstanding Leadership Award
Dr. Antonis Katsiyannis

 Outstanding Professional Performance Award
Kimberly Leslie 

 Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award 
Kate Dooley

Regional Teacher of the Year for the Greater New England Area
Jody Colangelo

Click here for more information about our 2017 CCBD Award winners 


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CCBD is calling for nominations for four open Executive Committee positions. Full descriptions of each office are available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


After several years of careful consideration and planning, we are pleased to announce and celebrate the transition of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Journals, Behavioral Disorders (BD) and Beyond Behavior, to the Hammill Institute on Disabilities (a non-profit, public charity).  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


The CCBD Professional Development Committee is proud to partner with the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference to offer exciting new programming at TECBD this year. TECBD will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ October 20-22, 2016. The keynote for this year's conference is CCBD member, Greg Benner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • CEC as a member of the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP) joins in celebrating Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) awareness week (April 24-28, 2017)! CEC has signed up for the SISP Week Thunderclap, and you can too! At 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 27th a prewritten message will be automatically sent from all social media accounts that have signed up! The message reads: “SISPinSchools address #wholechild w/ academic, health & mental health supports for all students. #ESSA Stakeholders.” Congressman Loebsack (D-IA) introduced H. Res. 265 on April 6, 2017 to support national specialized instructional support awareness week,...

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