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It’s here – CEC’s “Back to School” Student membership campaign! Students save $10 off CEC Student membership when they join or renew by October 31, 2013.


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 For additional information on the member benefits listed below, contact CEC's Constituent Services Center at (888) 232-7733, TTY (866) 915-5000, or e-mail Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time.

Our Members are:
Teachers, Administrators, Students, Parents, Paraprofessionals,
and Related Support Service Providers

Join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and share in the richness of the CEC experience. Get the training, resources, and peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special education with confidence and greater competence…and make a difference for exceptional children.

As a CEC member, you'll access:

CEC Publications
Stay on the cutting edge with the high-impact, up-to-the-minute information you receive from CEC's member publications:

    TEACHING Exceptional Children
    Exceptional Children
    CEC Today
    Books, Media and Training

Career Development

    CEC's continuing education programs
    Annual Convention and Expo

Advocacy and Support

    CEC is a major voice in Congress, the courts, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Professional Divisions

    Join one or more of the 17 CEC special interest divisions, allowing you to tailor your participation to your particular area(s) of expertise.

Peer Networking and Leadership Opportunities

    CEC's 17 special-interest divisions, 59 state/provincial units and hundreds of local chapters make you part of the most extensive network of professional special educators in existence today.

Up-to-the-Minute Access via the Web

    At the CEC Web site you'll get the latest updates, on news in special education, participate in CEC's listserves, join or renew CEC membership, register for professional development events, and order books and other quality resources online.

Discounts on Educational Resources

    CEC members enjoy savings of up to 35% on all CEC publications and professional development events including the CEC Annual Convention & Expo.

Career Connections

    Register your resume, view special education job postings, and access a list of recruiters.

Professional Liability and Other Insurance

    The Educators Professional Liability Plan is available in limits of $1 million and $2 million.

    CEC members are also eligible for term life insurance, long term care, disability income protection, and a variety of other insurance programs.

Auto Insurance

    Comprehensive, affordable auto insurance coverage is available to CEC members in most states.

Financial Services

    CEC Platinum Plus MasterCard credit card from MBNA with no annual fee.

Rental Car Discounts

    Valuable benefits on car rental from Hertz including a one-car-class upgrade and discounts on weekly or weekend rentals.

Retirement Planning

    The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC) offers CEC members a comprehensive package of retirement planning products and services including fixed and variable investment options, state-of-the-art administration of retirement plans, and expert account assistance.