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  • 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.






    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

    • We hope you will be joining us and thousands of special educators in Boston, Massachusetts for CEC’s Annual Convention and Expo! CEC’s Convention will provide us all with an opportunity to reflect on special education and how we can continue to advance the profession and support better outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. This year’s convention will offer over 500 sessions, workshops, town halls and more, featuring the most pressing issues in the field, as well as speakers and celebrations you won’t want to miss! CEC’s Policy and Advocacy team and U.S. Department of Education...


    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

    • In honor of Earth Day, this weeks FREE tool puts a science spin on last weeks family theme. Weve got a take-home science lesson about soil for your students to do with their families. Yes, we want to get everyone out digging in the yard where they can ask questions like, What is soil made ...

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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.

    CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

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