Our conference committee has been working hard all year with conference chair Amber Hathorn to bring you another wonderful professional development opportunity.  


On the evening of Thursday, November 9th, there will be a President's Reception and awards ceremony that will be open to all conference attendees.  We invite everyone to attend the reception which begins at 5:30 pm and to stay for the special awards ceremony which will follow.  We encourage all members to nominate individuals and/or to apply for these awards and scholarships.  


PACEC is honored to have Dr. Michelle White serving as our keynote speaker on Friday morning.  Considering the theme of the 58th annual PACEC convention, What Keeps You up at Night?, her keynote will shed light on some important topics in the field of special education, one being inclusion.  


As part of Friday's opening keynote session, we will also have our annual PACEC General Membership meeting where you will find out what is going on in CEC at the state and national levels and will have an opportunity to hear the proposed 2017 resolutions.  New this year, we will have an extended opening session to allow for our CAN Coordinator, Dr. Janet Sloand, to give a brief overview of what is happening in legislature.  During this time, we will also hold PA CEC Region Meetings.


On Thursday, there will be a Youth Mental Health First Aid training with registration/check-in from 7:30 am - 8 am and the training will begin promptly at 8 am and run until 5 pm.  There will be a limited number of spots for this training, be sure to reserve your spot today!

The Pennsylvania Association Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) is pleased to announce the following training opportunity provided in collaboration with The McDowell Institute, Bloomsburg University:

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


Thursday, November 8, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

Presenters:     Darlene Perner,, Bloomsburg University

Robin Drogan,, Bloomsburg University

                                           *******  CLICK HERE to register for this event!


In addition to Friday's conference, PA SCEC will host a pre-conference day for students on Thursday, November 9th with registration beginning at 8 am and sessions starting at 10 am.  


On behalf of the entire PACEC board and the PACEC President, Michelle Kirias, the PACEC student board and officers, the 2017 conference committee and all of the volunteers, we invite you to register, attend, connect, collaborate, and learn.  Together let's talk about What Keeps You up at Night at the 58th Annual PACEC Conference.


Amber Hathorn

PACEC President - Elect

2017 Conference Chair