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Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk:-)

Step up for a good cause on September 28th, 2014 at City Park. Beginning at 9am walk or come support Colorado's exceptional children who have Down's Syndrome beginning at 9am. more


The Colorado Council for Exceptional Children is pleased to announce that they are accepting nominations for 5 Scholarships/Awards. Please note that the deadline for submission is Sunday, November 16, 2014!

A brief synopsis of the Scholarships/Awards... more

Yay for Increased Education Funding! VOTE this November!

This summer we saw some wins for education at the state level as both HB 14-1292, the Student Success Act and HB 24-1298 the School Finance Act passed and allow for increased education funding.

November will bring a chance to express our opinions... more

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

Congress Passed FY 15 CRomnibus: Increased Funds for IDEA and Javits!

CEC’s advocacy voice was heard! While most education programs were level funded at FY 14 amounts, both special and gifted education enjoyed increases. Congress passed a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the federal government through September 2015, adverting a government shutdown. The CRomnibus combines the merger of 11 individual spending bills that fund the government through the fiscal year – an omnibus – with a continuing resolution (CR) that will provide only short term funding for Homeland Security at FY 14 levels. The following CEC supported programs received increases while all others (IDEA and special education research) were level...

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CCEC’s 2014 Membership 

New CEC Member or Current CEC Member – Click Here Now to Join or Renew Your Membership!

We invite you to become a member of Colorado CEC and join us throughout the year in our activities. Our board meetings are open to all (check the event section for meeting times/dates).

Reality 101

Some tips for new special educators

While we're waiting for our new bloggers to be selected, here are some tips for new special education teachers from our friends over at the Special Education Guide. They have a great blog, with lots of helpful information for parents...

Thanks for your applications!

We've received another excellent round of applications from some very talented new special educators who want to be Reality 101 bloggers, making our selection process even harder than usual. We're looking forward to another great year here on the blog...

Lisa: Moving fast in slow motion

The end of the year for a teacher is experienced as a unique combination of fast-forward and slow motion. The last few weeks of school are always riddled with end-of-the-year activities that are meant to culminate a school year and...

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Board Meetings


CCEC 2014 Fall Meeting
SAT, NOVEMBER 15, 2014!

Where: Denver Christian High School
3898 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80235

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CCEC 2015 Winter Meeting

THURS, JANUARY 29, 2015!

Where: The Broadmoor
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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CCEC 2015 Spring Meeting

SAT, April 18, 2015!

Where: Denver Christian High School
2135 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210

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CCEC 2015 Winter Meeting
THURS, JANUARY 29, 2015!

Where: The Broadmoor
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

For more information please contact:

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Getting In and Around San Diego

Getting around any new city can be an intimidating and daunting challenge. Luckily for you we have compiled some helpful information about getting into, out of, and around San Diego. By Plane If you haven’t booked your airfare yet, the closest airport is San Diego International Airport (SAN). The airport...

San Diego’s Top Tourist Sites

Most of your time at a CEC 2015 is spent learning all that CEC, the convention presenters, and exhibitors have to tell you about the latest in special and gifted education. We realize, though, that another huge draw to a convention is visiting the city! This year, San Diego won’t...

Why YOU Should Attend CEC 2015

Whether you are an educator, administrator, teacher educator, researcher, related service professional, curriculum specialist, student, or parent, the CEC 2015 has something for YOU. Program Chair Russell Gersten and the 2015 Program Advisory Committee are planning hundreds of educational sessions in a variety of formats to meet every learner's needs....

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