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CEC 2016 - St Louis

Check back here often for information about the next International CEC Convention in St. Louis!

CEC's Convention Page 

Registration is OPEN!!  St. Louis is approaching!  Housing is also open now.  Please visit the CEC Convention Page for more information.

The search for a keynote speaker has ended and I think that you will all be excited to see an incredible speaker … However, I cannot break that news yet.  Once things are finalized, look for an announcement on the CEC website!! We are also planning two other mini-opening sessions for Friday and Saturday mornings.  Some exciting speakers are planned for these sessions as well!

Once again, CEC will have an app to help you to navigate the convention!  Look for coming announcements.

I will continue to update you each month on our plans! Look for some big names and some new faces as we strive to create a fun and informative convention!

 Hope to see you in St. Louis!

Laura Receveur
2016 CEC Program Co-Chair



Join CEC and get the professional development, resources and peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special and gifted education with confidence and make a difference for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. Save the dates, spread the word and don't miss out on this great deal! 
Our PACEC Membership Chair is Samantha Goldman.  Please contact her with questions at


Check out this website!!  We will be featuring some interesting websites in this space.  Many of them can be found at courtesy of Barbara Wilson and Phil Tucker from Bloomsburg University!  

Here are some iPad apps that the TTT team found useful!  Do you have any to add?

 Try it out and post your opinion on Facebook or Twitter


Dr. Michel L. Miller O’Neal


It is with deep sadness that we notify you that Dr. Michel Miller passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. We all grieve the passing of a tremendous individual and pray for her family, including her parents, siblings and her husband of 5 years, Steve O’Neal and her young son, Kade (1 ½ yrs.) and two stepsons. She touched our lives in so many ways, as a wonderful colleague, brilliant educator, administrator, researcher and cherished friend.


Michel obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Shippensburg University, a Masters of Education in Special Education, Supervisory Certification in Special Education Administration, and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Her area of expertise was Special Education and Educational Leadership, and, in addition to founding the Special Education Program at Drexel University, was active in many professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) and the Council for Exceptional Children-Council of Administrator of Special Education (CEC-CASE). She was a friend and colleague to all on our PACEC Board, serving in many leadership positions, such as, Board Secretary, PA-CASE President and Regional 6 Director for the Philadelphia area.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve, Kade and all of the Miller and O'Neal families and friends.


It is PACEC's understanding that, in collaboration with Michel's family, Drexel’s School of Education will be hosting a campus-based Memorial event and PACEC will forward this Memorial Service location and date, as information becomes available.


Below is the link to Dr. Miller’s obituary:

 Finally, Drexel’s School of Education has established the Kade O’Neal Education Fund in honor of Michel, detailed below.

Kade O’Neal Education Fund

 The School of Education at Drexel University is deeply touched by the impact of Dr. Michel Miller’s life and scholarship on all of us. In response, we have established an education fund for her son, Kade, as a means to celebrate Dr. Miller’s life.

 Individuals wishing to contribute to this fund are asked to do the following:

  1. Write a check to: PNC Investments
  2. Place the notation “Kade O’Neal/UTMA” in the memo line.
  3. Mail or deliver the check to:

Dean Nancy Songer

Drexel School of Education

3001 Market Street

One Drexel Plaza, Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA.  19104


PACEC Conference

The PACEC Board of Directors would like to congratulate Lorie Taylor on a wonderful, informative and FUN conference!!! We are already looking forward to next year!  

The app will continue to be active, so please download!

1. We are debuting a mobile app for our conference!  It has all sessions listed, a copy of the program, lists of presenters and exhibitors, a map of the area and a schedule creator.  It is our first try at this so please be patient if there are any glitches!  Here are the directions on how to download it:

*Download the app by clicking here or search stores for CrowdCompass Directory

*Open the app and search in the top bar for PACEC Educational Innovation: Lighting the Way

*Log in with your Registration Code by tapping on the Attendees icon and selecting Sign In

*Input your Registration Code and either the email or name you used to register

*If you do not have your Registration Code, use the “Retrieve it here” link to have the code send to you

2. If you are a presenter and would like your handouts posted in the app for attendees to download, please send a pdf to me at

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