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  • February 24, 2017 - AzCEC Annual State Conference
  • March 11, 2017 - AZ DEC Spring Conference
  • April 19-22, 2017 - International CEC Conference
  • June 3, 2017 - Annual State Planning Retreat - all welcome!
  • --> All CEC members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of AZCEC and AZCASE, February 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Black Canyon Conference Center immediately following the conclusion of the Annual Conference. 
    Nominations are being accepted for the following board positionsAZCEC: President-Elect, Secretary, Membership Chair. AZCASE:  President-Elect, Secretary. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in any of these positions, or if you have questions about these positions, please email us.


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Spectacular Spring Book Study

    • Registration closed February 10, 2017
    • 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 

    Keynote Speakers: Dr. George Batsche & Denise Lowell-Britt

    Breakout Sessions: Yes! See Conference page for details. 

    Registration: As low as $99!

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    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • Jane Quenneville, CEC Board Member, was invited to a meeting at the White House on Tuesday for a parent-teacher listening session. Quenneville, among other attendees including parents and teachers, met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, and top advisor Stephen Miller in the Roosevelt room at the White House. Quenneville serves as the Principal of The Kilmer Center, a Fairfax County Public School for students ages 5-21, with severe disabilities and/or autism. Quenneville shared the critical importance of special education at the meeting and had an...


    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 will be announced at our Annual State Conference on February 24, 2017

    2018 Awards will open in December!

    Tool of the Week

    • Students make no secret of the fact that word problems arent their fave. But how do teachers feel about writing them? This weeks FREE tool is a table with tips for writing or adapting word problems with reduced linguistic demands. Simplified and predictable language in word problems will make for happier teachers and students alike! ...

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    AZCEC is the Arizona branch of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

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