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  • September 24, 2016 - Equipping Students to find Their Way in Social Situations 
  • October 21, 2016 - Dr. David Kilpatrick: Recent Advances in Understanding Reading Difficulties
  • October 22, 2016 - Chapter 588: Educator’s Guide to Defensible Practices
  • February 3, 2017 - AzCASE: Principals Guide to Special Education
  • February 24, 2017 - AzCEC Annual State Conference
  • April 19-22, 2017 - International CEC Conference
  • June 3, 2017 - Annual State Planning Retreat - all welcome!


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    • Aug 1, 2016, DOE Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Learning 
    • July 26, 2016, OCR issued a Dear Colleague Letter policy guidance to ensure that students with ADHD are receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE) as defined in the Department's regulations implementing Section 504.
    • US DOE Data & Statistics page with fast facts, datasets and open data initiatives 

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    • Register before August 26, 2016
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
    • Register for $40/book.


    2016 State Conference


    Friday, February 24, 2017 @ Black Canyon Conference Center 

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    Join us in 2017 and check out the Events we host throughout the year!   

    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) recently released a report highlighting the disparities between teachers’ pay and comparable workers. The report indicates that while the 17 percent relative pay gap may be attributed to a trade-off between wages and benefits, collective bargaining may also help abate the teacher wage gap, and encourage the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers.


    We want you to think about all of the sensational teachers, directors and colleagues who go the extra mile and commit their talents to serving students with disabilities. We also honor students! Help us recognize these outstanding professionals by nominating them for an AZCEC or AZCASE award!

    Nominations are closed for 2016 - Recipients were announced and presented with their award at the State Conference. 

    Consider who YOU will nominate in 2017!

    Tool of the Week

    • This week’s FREE tool is a table with self-reflection questions for co-teachers and other educators who are collaborating on behalf of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These questions will help you prepare for collaborative work by asking you to think about your feelings regarding things such as classroom management, grading, planning, and accommodations. The ...

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