2018 Call for Proposals - On behalf of the Program Chairpersons, you are cordially invited to submit presentation proposals for the AZCEC/AZCASE Annual State Conference (March 2, 2018). Open from October 1 to November 15, 2017. 

2018 Awards NominationsOn behalf of the Awards Committee, you are encouraged to nominate a deserving recipient for one of seven awards offered by AZCEC and AZCASE. Open from October 1 to November 15, 2017. 

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  • Complete Fabulous Fall Reads book study by Dec 30/2017, earn 20 PD Credits
  • Oct 20 - AZCEC Hot Topic Fall Workshop - Trauma Informed Practices in Schools
  • Oct 28 - CCBD Behavior Management Workshops at TECBD Conference
  • Jan 26 - A Day in the Life of a Principal/Charter School Leader: Legal Issues in Special Education
  • Mar 2 - AZCEC/AZCASE Annual State Conference
  • May 5 - Annual Planning Retreat - all members welcome (this year in the beautiful desert of Tucson!)


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Fabulous Fall Reads Book Study

    • Registration is OPEN!
    • 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

    Annual State Conference
    March 2, 2018

    Call for Proposals is OPEN from Oct 1 to Nov 15, 2017


    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • During the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) annual meeting member organizations were briefed by a panel of policy experts on opportunities to influence federal policy to benefit the education and welfare of students with learning disabilities. NJCLD is a national committee representing eleven organizations concerned about individuals with learning disabilities that has been in existence since 1975. CEC’s Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) and Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) are members. Topics centered around the “Big” issues including federal policy being considered by the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Panel member Deborah Ziegler, CEC Director of...


    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!

    2018 Award Nominations are OPEN from Oct 1 to Nov 15, 2017.

    See our Award page for all the details!  

    • 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 listing previous winners. 

    Tool of the Week

    • Teachers, administrators, parents, and students can all agree: we want school to be a place that is free of violence and threatening behavior. Navigating situations where students become confrontational or even violent can be extremely challenging, and teachers shouldnt be left to make split-second decisions without guidance. Thats why this weeks FREE tool is a ...

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