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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
 

 

 



Upcoming Events

Maryland State CEC 2016 Awards 

The Maryland State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is seeking nominations for the Maryland State Unit of CEC 2016 Awards. There will be three categories for this year's awards:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Student Teacher
  • Special Education Paraeducator

Please click here or use the link below to submit a nomination for any of the above categories.

Nomination due date extended to February 1, 2016.  

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDCECAWARDS2015 

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The U.S. Department of Education Celebrates 40 Years of IDEA

As part of the celebration of 40 years of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA), The U.S. Department of Education wants to hear from individuals with disabilities-especially children and youth with disabilities-parents, teachers, researchers and all other IDEA stakeholders about the personal impact this law has had on them. 

  • How has IDEA made a difference to you?
  • What do inclusion, equity and opportunity look like for you? 

Share your art, photographs and stories by November 6, 2015 to the departments site,IDEA 40th Anniversary Web site [www.osep-meeting.org/ideaanniversary], for possible use for upcoming events in Washington, D.C. celebrating the 40th Anniversary of IDEA. 

Please send any questions to: IDEAanniversary@air.org.

 

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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Summer seems far off but that doesn’t stop CEC from getting ready for the second annual Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS). This year we want it to be bigger and better than ever so mark your calendars for July 9 – 13, 2016 to join us in Alexandria, VA where you will receive the knowledge and skills to prepare you as you take to Capitol Hill to advocate for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. More information to come soon. View and download the official Special Education Legislative Summit flyer here.

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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