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The Hawaiʻi State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (Hawaiʻi CEC) is now an active state unit. Check this site frequently for updates regarding our monthly meetings on Oʻahu during the 2016-17 school year. Our meeting will always have digital access, to provide opportunity for members on our neighbor islands to participate. 

We are actively seeking new members, and look forward to current members of Hawaii CEC becoming actively engaged. We need your kākoʻo (support) as we grow a strong Hawaii CEC, supporting our special education teachers, and our keiki and youth with exceptionalities and their ohana in Hawaii.

Mahalo nui loa,

Gloria Niles
President, Hawaiʻi CEC




Save the date: 

Hawaii CEC Annual Meeting
Saturday September 23, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu
(Agenda and specific location, details will be emailed to all members in August)


Hawaii CEC is seeking leaders and members for standing committees

Are you looking for a way to become more involved with Hawaii CEC? Leaders are needed for chairs for the following committees:

  • Communications Committee Chair 
    Manages the Hawaii State CEC social media accounts, newsletter editor and maintains the State Unit Website.
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair
    Will lead the committee's work in developing a constitution for Hawaii State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children, and receives and reviews proposed amendments to the bylaws.

All Standing Committees are seeking and welcoming new members:
The duties of each committee are described on the "Committees" page on this website.

  • Programs Committee - Chair: Rebecca Belmont, President-Elect Hawaii CEC
  • Finance Committee - Chair: Rhonda Black, Treasurer Hawaii CEC
  • Membership Committee - Chair: Linda Griffin
  • Policy and Advocacy Committee - Chair: Stephenie Blakemore
  • Communications Committee - Chair: (vacant)
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee - Chair: (vacant)
  • Nominations and Elections Committee - Chair: Christy Chambers Burke




Your CEC annual membership includes your Hawaii CEC membership dues!
Choose from 3 membership tiers:

  • Basic Membership
  • Full Membership
  • Premier Membership

Membership Benefits Comparison Chart.pdf

Students take advantage of 20% off of any membership tier you select.

 Follow this link to join CEC now!

Group membership rate available for school or school district teams.

School / School District Membership Package

Upcoming Events

  1. Hawaii CEC Gatherings
  2. 2017-2018 Back-to-School Hawaii CEC Gathering 
    Buca de Beppo
    Save the date:

    Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    For those who are on O'ahu, please plan to join us for Hawaii CEC's February gathering on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Buca de Beppo in Kaka'ako. This is a no host gathering, but you are welcome to join us for a late lunch, early dinner or just Sunday afternoon pupus. Please invite and welcome other members of the Special Education community to join us, all are welcome.

    Also, please plan to attend the 2017 Hawaii CEC Annual Meeting, which will be held Saturday September 23, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the University of Hawaii West Oahu in Kapolei. 


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