Our Mission

The worldwide mission of The Council for Exceptional Children is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international non-profit professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and students who are gifted.

CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, and advocates for newly and historically under served individuals with exceptionalities.

CEC also helps professionals obtain the conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

We provide state and local support in the way of an annual conference, regional trainings, and an electronic newsletter. We offer awards to recognize outstanding K-12 students with disabilities, leaders in the field of special education, and K-12 teachers. Scholarships are available for preservice teachers, and mini-grants are available for current NC-CEC members.

If you are a resident or attend school in North Carolina we encourage you to get involved in NC-CEC. We offer a strong network of parents, teachers, students and other professionals dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to reach their life goals. Come join us!

* NC-CEC Constitution click here to download a copy