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  • July 9-12, 2017 - Daniel Gulchak, Adam Leckie, Joan McDonald and Maria Rosetti will be attending the CEC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our students and educators, meet our AZ Senators and US Representatives, and share policy and legislative issues on Capitol Hill. Wish them luck!
  • Thank you to all who attended our Annual Planning Retreat in the Pines!

  • 2016/17 Event Schedule will be posted over the summer as dates are confirmed


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Spectacular Summer Book Study

    • Registration is closed. 
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional.
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book.
    • Cost is only $45/book.






    Annual State Conference


    2018 Annual State Conference is March 2, 2018 - Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Handouts are available for many of the 2017 Keynote and Breakout session on our Handout page


    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • CEC’s advocacy voice, and those of thousands of other groups, were heard by Congress regarding the U.S. Senate vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This week CEC joined more than 112 organizations in telling the U.S. Senate not to cut and cap Medicaid. A full page ad (image to the left) was published in Politico magazine to tell the U.S. Senate that Medicaid caps and cuts will hurt tens of millions of Americans. You made this delayed vote happen! Thank you for your advocacy. BUT, it is not over and our advocacy needs to continue! The U.S. Senate...


    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!

    2017 Award Winners were announced at our Annual State Conference on February 24, 2017. See results here

    2018 Awards will open this December!

    Tool of the Week

    • This week marks the first day of summer! For many of us, temperatures outside are rising, but this time of year can also mean tensions inside are rising as final exams or state testing schedules progress. To help cool things off, this weeks FREE tool is a simple set of breathing exercises for you to ...

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