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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



Hawaii CEC represented at HSTA Institute Days on Oʻahu and Kauai

Hawaii CEC table at HSTA Institute Day

Mahalo nui loa, Rebecca Belmont and Stephenie Blakemore, for representing Hawaii CEC at the Teacher Institute Day on Oʻahu and Kauai. What a great way to spread the word about our State Unit, and the benefits of membership in CEC. 

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:

  • Children and Youth Advocacy Network (CAN) Coordinator
    Serves as chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • 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: CAN Coordinator (vacant)
  • 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. Next Hawaii CEC meeting
    March Hawaii CEC Gathering at Monkey Pod in Koʻolina
    Sunday, March 12, 2017
    3:00 - 5:00 PM

    For those who are on O'ahu, please plan to join us for Hawaii CEC's February gathering on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Chiliʻs in Waikele. 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!

    Our discussion will focus on building membership, leadership opportunities with Hawaii CEC, and planning for Hawaii's representation at CEC 2017 in Boston.

    Please RSVP through Eventbrite by March 10, 2017, to help us accurately plan for those who will be attending. 

CEC Convention 2017 

April 19 - 22, 2017 
Advanced Registration (February 3, 2017 - March 17, 2017)

 Justification Toolkit

The CEC Convention Committee has developed a toolkit of information that can be helpful in justifying funding support for teachers to attend CEC 2017. 

The justification toolkit includes:

        Convention benefits

        Expenses worksheet

        Opportunities to save

        Registration rates

        Justification letter template


April will be an exciting time in Boston! The CEC Convention is scheduled at the same time as the Boston Marathon. You are strongly encouraged to book your hotel rooms through the CEC Block as soon as possible. Room blocks are booking fast, and room rates and availability outside of CEC room blocks will be at a premium.

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