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  • May 30 - Threading the Needle - new special ed laws, rules, regs update
  • June 11 - Special Education Directors Academy - mentoring training for new special education directors, leaders and administrators
  • Aug 24 - Survivors Conference for Special Education Directors


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    2018 SUMMER 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



    Annual State Conference

    Thanks to everyone who attended the 
    Annual State Conference on 
    March 2, 2018

    Call for Proposals for 2019 will OPEN in October 2018


    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • Representative Foxx (R.– N.C.), the House education committee chairwoman is pushing for a full House vote on the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508) in the next several weeks. It is unclear whether the House has enough votes to pass the bill. The PROSPER Act seeks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The bill was passed out of the Committee on Education and the Workforce last year as a totally partisan bill. CEC opposed the PROSPER Act in December 2017 as the act will undermine the preparation of highly effective special educators, access to higher education opportunities for youth with disabilities, and eliminates...


    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.

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