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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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Take Action

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CEC is currently asking for all of us to voice our opinions on 3 hot topics (below). Please visit the CEC Legislative Action Center http://cqrcengage.com/cek/?2  and “TAKE ACTION” to make your elected officials know how you feel. This really only takes 10 minutes of your time and could make a world of difference for individuals with disabilities and their families!

Tell Congress to Vote “NO” on the American Health Care Act!

Write your member of Congress and ask them to vote “NO” on the American Health Care Act.

Tell Congress to Invest in Education Programs for Children with Exceptionalities!

Budgets are tight and Congress is under extreme pressure to keep funding to a minimum. Tell Congress that education cannot absorb any more funding cuts!

Support Public Education! Oppose Private School Vouchers!

Private voucher programs both contradict and undermine central purposes of civil rights laws designed to protect children and youth with disabilities. Tell Congress to support public education and oppose private school vouchers.

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Maryland State CEC Board Elections

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Nominees Sought for Maryland Council for Exceptional Children Executive Board Positions 2017-2018

 Nominations are being accepted for the following Maryland CEC Executive Board positions: President-Elect, Representative to the Representative Assembly, Student Representative and CAN Coordinator. A brief description of each position’s duties is identified in the table below. You must be a member in good standing with The Council for Exceptional Children and the Maryland Unit CEC.

 If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a resume’ to Tricia Strickland at strickland@hood.edu.

 

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • On May 23 the Trump Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, and it dismisses the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities—the proposed budget calls for deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Education funding. Without adequate funding for special and gifted education and early intervention programs, efforts to close the achievement gap will be hindered, overall student achievement will lag, high school graduation rates will decline, college access will be obstructed, and college completion rates will fall. Even more disheartening, without adequate funding, too many vulnerable children will be without access to a high quality education. The...

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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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