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Update! Update! Update!
Voting has been extended through July 11, 2015!!!!

It is time to vote for new members of the TCEC Executive Board!!!
You may download Biographical information regarding the Candidates and the position for which they are candidates below:
2015 Candidate Slate of Officers
Candidate for President Elect
Meredith Walling, M.S.
Candidates for Vice President
Bernardo Pohl, Ph.D.
Emily Rutherford, Ed.D.

Candidate for Secretary
Lucretia Gatrell, M.Ed.
Candidate for Treasurer
George Williams, Ph.D.

To Vote:
Now for a Preview of Things to Come!!!!!!!
Please download Brief Descriptions of the Pre-conference, Day 1 &
Day 2 of the 2015
TCEC Summer Conference :
Pre-conference Preview
Day 1 Preview
Day 2 Preview

Texas CEC 2015 Annual Summer Conference
June 14-16, 2015

"Connecting Texas Special Educators in Bridging Research and Practice " 

The 2015 Texas Council for Exceptional Child
ren- Annual Conference will be held at the Fort Worth Fossil Creek Radisson Hotel conveniently located near the Fort Worth Stock Yards

Special Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Myers
Meeting all Students’ Behavioral Needs Through a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support System

Monday June 15, 2015 8-10 AM 
Download Registration Materials
Download the 2015 Conference Call for Proposals Document
Download a Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Form
Purchase Order Directions 
Register for the conference!!!

Registration Fees:
Register Before 5/14/2015
CEC Member--$150
Lead Speaker--$125
CEC Student--$90
Group CEC Members (5 registrations for the price of 4)--$600
Group Non-Members (5registrations for the price of 4)--$700
Pre-conference Professional--$50
Pre-conference Student--$20

Register After 5/14/2015
CEC Member--$175
Lead Speaker--N/A (Must register by 5/14/2015 to receive reduced fee)
CEC Student--$105
Group CEC Members (5 registrations for the price of 4)--$700
Group Non-Members (5registrations for the price of 4)--$800
Pre-conference Professional--$60
Pre-conference Student--$25


Save the Date for:
The Division of Early Childhood's (DEC)31st Annual International Conference On Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

October 7-9, 2015

Conference will be held in:
Atlanta at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel
255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information:  Or call 310-428-7209

The Texas Autism Research & Resource Center
has issued a Call For Presentations for their June 18-19th Conference

Download the Call for Presentations

Download the Current TCEC Newsletter:
TCEC Newsletter Spring 2015.pdf
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TEXAS Council for Exceptional Children
Call for Candidates for the 2015-2016 Texas CEC Slate of Officers

Due by: April 1, 2015
Download the Call for Candidates Document Here!

We welcome Meredith Walling to the TCEC Board as Vice President for the 2014-2015 term.

We also welcome Dr. Brittany Hott to the TCEC Board as our Communications Chair.

Save the Date for the 2015 TCEC 34th Annual Summer Conference: June 14-16, 2015

CEC Convention & Expo

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Texas Social 2014

Texas Social 2014 update

This year's Texas Social turned out to be a huge success. The Texas Social was held on Thursday night from 8-Midnight during the National CEC Conference in Philadlphia. We had over 750 give away items (cowboy hats, bandanas, LED Blinkies, and Glow in the dark tubes) that were gone in the couple of hours. We had a superb band, Jakes Country Band as the entertainment. Door Prizes were collected from venders at the expo and winners returned to the expo to pick up door prizes. We had great response from the expo venders. Texas Social next year will be in San Diego, California at CEC 2015 Convention & Expo.  Expected date and time is April 9th from 8-12pm.

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Register for the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference June 10-12, 2014,. Region 4 ESC

AIM for Students with Hearing Loss 
This brief discusses two issues associated with the provision of accessible instructional materials (AIM) to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The first section describes the physical basis of reading challenges experienced by many students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The second section focuses on research pertaining to the use of sign language representations in conjunction with print and digital text for this population of students.

The State of Learning Disabilities 2014
The updated and expanded third edition of NCLD’s The State of Learning Disabilities report captures data about the 5 percent of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15 percent or more of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues. 

Tool of the Week

  • For this week’s FREE tool, we’re still working on getting you ready for the new school year with a variation on last week’s theme: self-assessment.  Last week we sent you a tool to help you think about positive behavior interventions in your classroom. This week we’ve got a great table, the Professional Development Needs Assessment, ...
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