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CEC 2017 - Boston

CEC's Convention Page 
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The work has already begun for Boston 2017!  My Co-Chair, Claudia Renaldi and I are working to develop the Program with the help of the PAC.  This convention will be much closer to Pennsylvania.  Plan your car pool partners now!  

 Here is some info on our Keynote Speaker!!!

Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer who uses the visual arts to change people’s perception of beauty, will join the CEC community as the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

What is beauty? As a fashion photographer, Guidotti was constantly being told what to think was beautiful, but one day
he realized that beauty was all around him—in every person in different ways. This realization led him to create the nonprofit organization, Positive Exposure.

Through Positive Exposure, Guidotti works to change the way that society sees people living with genetic, physical, intellectual, and behavioral differences through photography. Rather than capturing a victimizing image, Guidotti captures images that empower the subjects. With these photographs, the organization works to promote and advocate for a more inclusive, compassionate world where diversities are celebrated. Learn more about Guidotti and his work with Positive Exposure.

We have some new and exciting features to this year's convention.  We have 30 hours of sessions devoted entirely to Classroom Teachers!  Claudia and I are very excited about this and hope that you will attend these sessions! We have some important and serious topics to discuss as well.  There will be legal sessions, updates from Washington and some very special strands featuring topics such as the maltreatment of individuals with special needs.  Boston is a great city and we hope that you will make the trip up to see us!

Laura Receveur

2016-17 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 goldman.samantha.b@gmail.com


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Our new PACEC officers for 2017 are:

PresidentMichelle Kirias

President ElectAmber McAdoo 

Vice PresidentRichard A. Sabousky 

Immediate Past President - Lorie Taylor 


Please welcome our new PASCEC Board members!

Katelyn Burkhart
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
457 Kennedy Drive Harrisburg, PA 17112


President Elect:
Kimmy Benkovic
East Stroudsburg University
7732 Althea Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17112


Robyn Nicewonger
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1174 Rte 156 Hwy Shelocta, PA 15774


CAN Coordinator:
Emily Goodall


Convention Exhibit Liaison:
Julia Monge
East Stroudsburg University


Erin Neely
Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Media Officer:
Ann Stone
Clarion University of Pennsylvania


State Representative:
Chelsea Waidlich
East Stroudsburg University
11 Pawnee Avenue Oakland, NJ 07436


PACEC Conference

The Annual PACEC conference will be held on 

November 9-10, 2017

at The Sheraton-Harrisburg/Hershey

Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Michelle White, PHD 

She is a teacher, adjunct professor, and author.

You can follow her on Twitter @DrWhite2014 or visit her website to find out about her book The Worry Jar!

We look forward to hearing her important message!

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