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
Join CEC and get the professional development, resources, and
peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special
education with confidence and make a difference for children and youth
with disabilities and gifts and talents.
TEACHING Exceptional Children — actionable
and useful articles to teach and administer programs for children with
disabilities and/or gifts and talents (6 issues/year).
Exceptional Children — original research on
the education and development of children with disabilities and/or
gifts and talents in practical terms that you can bring into your
classroom (4 issues/year).
Books and Resources
CEC's publications cover the entire agenda of social, legal, and
educational issues of children with exceptionalities. Members receive up
to a 30% discount!
CEC's continuing education programs, including the CEC Annual
Convention & Expo, provide access to the most current information
and resources in special education.
Advocacy and Support
CEC advocates for the rights of children and youth with
exceptionalities, as well as the special needs of the educators who
serve them. CEC is a major voice in halls of Congress, the White House,
and the U.S. Department of Education. No other organization is more
active — or more effective.
Join one or more of the 17 CEC special interest divisions to tailor
your participation to your particular area(s) of expertise. Each
division publishes journals and newsletters, sponsors professional
development activities, facilitates advocacy initiatives on issues that
directly affect your practice and interests, and provides unique
networking opportunities to bring you closer with experts and your
Peer Networking and Leadership Opportunities
CEC provides a wide range of opportunities for members to serve in
leadership positions at the local, state/provincial, and international
levels with 56 state and provincial units and 17 special-interest
divisions. **Coming soon is the CEC Online Community and your ability
to connect directly with your peers and colleagues around the world.
Online Career Center
Register your resume, view special education job postings, and apply
for jobs — all on CEC's Online Job Board, the only job board devoted
exclusively to special education.
CEC members are eligible for favorable group pricing on term life,
home & auto, and professional liability insurance plans from leading
insurance carriers through the CEC Member Insurance Program. See complete details and apply online, or call 1-800-821-7303.
Join CEC today or download a membership application.
Need More Information?
For additional information on the member benefits listed above,
contact CEC's Customer Service Center at 888-232-7733, TTY
866-915-5000, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.