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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 events during the 2017-18 school year. When available, meetings will have virtual access for neighbor island participants.

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


Current Events

Are you looking for a way to become more involved with Hawaii CEC? 

To nominate yourself or someone else for a position contact the Nominations Committee Chair, Dr. Christy Burke at beyondthebox.christy@gmail.com 
by November 30, 2017.

2017 Hawaii CEC Nominations Committee 
The Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the following positions

  • President-Elect (3 year commitment)
    2018 President Elect
    2019 President
    2020 Immediate Past President

  • Treasurer (2 year term)
    January 2018 - December 2019

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. New Year Gathering -
    Details coming soon for a HI CEC gathering to celebrate the new year, and beginning of the Spring semester.
  2. HSTA Institute Day - Oʻahu (February 12, 2018)
    Hawaii CEC will present a workshop on Student-Led IEPʻs at the HSTA Institute Day on Oʻahu. Stop by the HI CEC Booth in the Exhibit Hall for information about upcoming events and benefits of CEC membership.
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