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2015 Annual Conference
Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities: Expectations and Best Practices

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:15am – 12:15pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 “Snow Date” February 21, 2015



The conference is open to all and is free for all CEC members. Continental Breakfast will be 
served.  A $25.00 registration fee will be charged for non‐members. We encourage you to join and 
enjoy the numerous professional benefits of membership including attending the conference for
free. For membership info or to join CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org

Keynote Speaker
Vicki McQuitty, PhD. Assistant Professor, Towson University Co‐Director, Maryland Writing Project

Poster Session and Interactive Sessions:
Current and Future Special and General Educators of Students with Disabilities in Pre‐K, 
Elementary, and Secondary Classrooms

Sponsored by
Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
District of Columbia Council for Exceptional Children
Montgomery County Maryland Council for Exceptional Children: CEC Chapter 246
Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

Please join us! Registration is now open at
https://2015annualpdsuccessinliteracy.eventbrite.com 

If you are interested in presenting a poster or interactive session to share best practices in 
literacy for students with disabilities, please submit your proposal at 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDCEC2015. Click here to download the proposal template. 















If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Rosemary Garr rgarr@towson.edu or Laila Richman lrichman@towson.edu
 

 

 



2015 Annual Conference
Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities: Expectations and Best Practices

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:15am – 12:15pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 “Snow Date” February 21, 2015



The conference is open to all and is free for all CEC members. Continental Breakfast will be 
served.  A $25.00 registration fee will be charged for non‐members. We encourage you to join and 
enjoy the numerous professional benefits of membership including attending the conference for
free. For membership info or to join CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org

Keynote Speaker
Vicki McQuitty, PhD. Assistant Professor, Towson University Co‐Director, Maryland Writing Project

Poster Session and Interactive Sessions:
Current and Future Special and General Educators of Students with Disabilities in Pre‐K, 
Elementary, and Secondary Classrooms

Sponsored by
Maryland Council for Exceptional Children
District of Columbia Council for Exceptional Children
Montgomery County Maryland Council for Exceptional Children: CEC Chapter 246
Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

Please join us! Registration is now open at
https://2015annualpdsuccessinliteracy.eventbrite.com 

If you are interested in presenting a poster or interactive session to share best practices in 
literacy for students with disabilities, please submit your proposal at 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDCEC2015. Click here to download the proposal template. 















If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Rosemary Garr rgarr@towson.edu or Laila Richman lrichman@towson.edu
 

 

 



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Action Alert from CEC Headquarters

DeVos Confirmation Vote Delayed – Keep the Pressure On! Activate Your CAN Network. Write to ALL Members of Congress Today!

As a result of the advocacy by CEC, its members, and other groups, the Senate HELP Committee vote for Betsy DeVos has been delayed until Tuesday, January 31. Today, the Democratic and Independent members of the HELP Committee sent a letter to Chairman Alexander asking for a second hearing on the nominee. Our advocacy work is not done. Keep the pressure on! CEC sent an email blast to all members of CEC today. We are asking CEC members to send a revised letter on the CEC Legislative Action Center to ALL members of Congress.

Please activate your Unit/Division CAN Network to request that they write to ALL their members of Congress today using CEC’s Legislative Action Center to:

  • ASSURE special education through IDEA.
  • DELAY vote on DeVos.
  • HOLD a second hearing.

Letters must be sent by Thursday, January 26. The HELP Committee confirmation vote is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31. Thank you for your advocacy to continue to guarantee the civil rights of all children and youth with disabilities and their families.

 

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Maryland State CEC Board Election Results  

The Maryland State CEC Board held elections in May and open positions were filled as follows:

  • Amy Noggle and Pam Wruble: Co-President Elect
  • Darlene Fewster: Secretary
  • Jenny Kouo: Chair, Membership Committee
  • Jason Miller: Representative to the Assembly
  • Allison Gunter: Representative to the Assembly
  • Kristen Cohen: Student Representative

 

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services recently released a joint statement to set a vision for a stronger partnership between awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Program. The statement provides an overview and highlights the existing opportunities for partnerships between the two programs. This statement also provides recommendations to identify and enhance opportunities for collaboration and coordination between the two programs, specifically for states, territories and tribal entities.

Membership

CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

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