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TN CEC Fall Conference
Date: October 22-23, 2015
Scarritt Bennett Conference Center
Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children is hosting our annual conference, October 22-23. This is an amazing event designed for teachers, administrators, related services, and support staff who want to learn more about:  

•       AAC

•       Assistive Technology

•       Autism

•       Best Practices

•       Collaboration

•       Intellectual Disabilities

•       Multiple Disabilities

•       Paraprofessionals

•       PBS

•       RTI

and other topics! 

During this event, Tennessee CEC provides annual awards to outstanding students, teachers, administrators, support staff, university faculty. For information on how to nominate, visit the “TN CEC Awards” tab at

Cost:  $35 for TN CEC Members; $50 for Non-TN CEC Members; $25 for Students

Early Bird Registration:

$25 for TN CEC Members
$40 for Non-TN CEC Members
$20 for Students

Register Now for the 2015 TN CEC Fall Conference

Award Nomination Form for TN Yes I Can, SPED Teacher of the Year, SPED Administrator of the Year, and SPED Paraprofessional of the Year HERE.
Due by September 15th, 2015.


***NEW Membership Model with NEW Rates!

Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

Join CEC or Renew your CEC membership now!

Need membership for more than just yourself? Consider the new CEC School/School District Membership Package! This package is designed for purchase at the school level to support and engage classroom teachers.

A School/School District Membership Package includes:

Get your school or district started with CEC membership for only $1,300. With this package, you'll receive a savings of more than $300!

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The ESEA conferees approved the framework with few amendments on Thursday by a vote of 39 – 1. The only dissenting vote by proxy in the conference to agree to the compromise bill came from Senator Rand Paul. A summary of the framework approved by the conference committee can be found here. The agreement represents a compromise between the House – passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate – passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S. 1177). The framework now has to be turned into a final bill for House and Senate members to review and vote...



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