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


2017 Annual State Planning Retreat - Past

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 - 4:00
Cottonwood, AZ 

👏 Thank you to all those who were able to attend and help plan the 2016/17 events calendar. We have an exciting year in store and will continue to be the leader in our state for sharing timely, relevant, and reliable information to help students with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them. 


Survivors Conference - for Sped Directors

Aug/Sept 2017
8:00 - 12:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

😊 A must for all special education directors, student service directors and anyone who serves students with disabilities. Learn from colleagues what you really need to know to thrive and survive in our world.


Fall Hot Topics Conference

Fall 2017
9:00 - 4:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

✅ Save the date once we confirm it - and share with your friends because this event is always sold out and at capacity. If we plan it, trust us that you need to know it.


Chapter 588 - Workshop on Inclusion

October 21, 2017
9:00 - 12:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

❤️  The more we get together the happier we'll be! Registration and details coming soon.


TECBD - Teacher Workshops $25

October 28, 2017
9:00 - 4:00
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ 

⭐️ The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. TECBD began it's mission long before support for students with severe behaviors was the norm and it continues to be a leader for showcasing the very best that our field has to offer. 

Attend the whole conference October 26-28 or the Teacher Workshops ($25) on Saturday October 28, 2017 sponsored by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and your local CEC/CASE/CCBD chapter. Local experts Dr. Daniel Gulchak and Tracey Antista will be leading two of the four half-day workshops that you can choose to attend on Saturday. 

Register for TECBD Here

Principals Conference

January 2018
9:00 - 4:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

😎 Your job is tough. We can help make it a bit better by giving you the info you need to make legal, ethical and sound judgements for students with exceptionalities. 


Chapter 588 - Workshop on Crisis De-Escalation

February 17, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
Phoenix Metro Area 

😡 SNAP! Trauma and crisis can happen at anytime in or out of school for students - be prepared and know how to respond. This workshop explains the different phases of crisis escalation and the appropriate adult response to de-escalate a student who is losing emotional control. Participants will practice effective de-escalation and personal safety techniques, discuss and practice how to avoid triggering a student, and learn how to talk a student through an incident that has occurred to encourage self-management skills in the future.

Registration and details coming soon.


2018 Annual State Conference

Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00 - 4:00
Black Canyon Conference Center

SAVE THE DATE - see more info on our Conference page.