Throughout the year, AzCEC and our partner divisions and chapters offer opportunities for learning, collaborating, networking and professional growth. Join us in being the Voice and Vision of Special Education. 

Annual Planning Retreat - May 5, 2018

Register Here - $35, 9am - 3pm

Come one and all (CEC members only) to collaborate with colleagues to plan events and activities for 2018-2019. Help us evaluate our Strategic Plan and continue to move forward to advance our profession. Details will follow - be a part of the solution! 

Threading the Needle - May 30, 2018


Register Here - $50, 8:30am -12:30pm

A legal update for special education directors and school administrators based on current events and new legal issues and challenges for schools. Attendees receive new legal updated based on new legislation, new rules/regulations and new policies implemented by the AZ and national government or departments of education issued this spring or going into effect for the new school year. 

Special Education Directors Academy - June 11, 2018
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Registration coming soon . . .Pre-Academy on June 11 is only $50, 8am - 3pm

Everyone needs a trusted mentor, colleague or friend who has been there and done that. This 5 day training (spread across the school year) will give new special education directors or leaders all that and more! Check back for details soon. Session 1 will be in June ($50), to give you a start on the new school year, a chance to hit the ground running and a preview of the full Directors Academy. Full Directors Academy will include 5 days across the 2018-2019 school year. Get the support you need to be a leader. 

Special Educators Legislative Summit in Washington, DC - July 8-11

Capitol Hill Planning Guide - $295 Early Bird Registration

At least four members of AZCEC/AZCASE will be representing Arizona in DC this summer - come join us!

This is not your typical “sit and get” event! The summit enables you to take action. First, you will be doing some pre-conference work through conference calls, email groups, etc., in preparation for making your appointments for Hill visits. But don’t worry you will be briefed on the latest proposals under consideration by the Administration and Congress. Then, you will work in collaborative state teams to craft messages and stories that will resonate with policymakers. Most importantly, you will hit the halls of Congress on Capitol Hill meeting your Senators and Representative. It is a fast-paced, action-oriented experience that will leave you knowing that YOU can make a difference! Read more...

Survivors Conference for Special Education Directors - August 24, 2018

Registration coming soon . . .8:30am - 12:30pm

Our annual 1/2 day workshop for public/charter/private school special education leaders, administrators and directors. Learn (almost) everything you need to do your job, thrive and survive yet another year! Get the cheat sheet to your job because what you don't know can hurt you 😊. 

Join us in Making a Difference in Education!