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  • Welcome back from summer break - join us for an amazing line-up of events for 2018-2019!
  • Aug 24, 2018 - Survivors Conference for Special Education Directors
  • Oct 26, 2018 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy in K12 Settings
  • Nov 6, 2018 - ELECTION DAY - VOTE!
  • Jan 18, 2019 - Principal and Charter School Leaders Institute
  • Feb 7, 2019 - Special Education Day at the State Capitol
  • March 1, 2019 - Annual State Conference
  • Apr 27, 2019 - Annual Planning Retreat
  • May 2019 - Threading the Needle
  • July 2019 - Special Education Legislative Summit, DC

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    Online Book Study

    2018 FALL Book Study

    • Registration is OPEN!
    • On-line, interactive book study opportunities for the busy professional
    • Earn 20 hours of recertification credit/book
    • Only $45 per book
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    Annual State Conference

    SAVE THE DATE!
    Annual State Conference on 
    March 1, 2019

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    Call for Proposals for 2019 will OPEN in October 2018 

    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • On July 26, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark legislation that forever changed how individuals with exceptionalities are treated. This civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability and promotes equality, accessibility, and community integration. On this 28th anniversary, CEC reaffirms its support for the core purposes of ADA and remains committed to the implementation of this essential law.

    Awards

    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!

    Nomination for the 2019 Awards will open in October 2018 and be awarded at our Annual State Conference! 

    Learn about all the Awards we offer!

    • Distinguished Service Award
    • I Can Do It Student Award
    • Laura Ganoung Award
    • Outstanding Leadership Award
    • PIP Award Grant
    • Scholarship Award Grant
    • Teacher Of The Year Award

    See our Award Archive for previous winners. 

    Tool of the Week

    • We all seek closure in important aspects of our lives—why not algebra? Student learning will benefit if you take a few minutes at the end of each algebra lesson to close the deal. Do students understand the purpose of the lesson? Do they have a sense of how it will lead to the next lesson? ...

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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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