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  • May 05 - Annual Planning Retreat - all members welcome (this year in the beautiful desert of Tucson!)
  • 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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    Online Book Study

    2018 Spring 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.
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    Annual State Conference

    THANK YOU!
    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

    • The Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) recently released a position statement titled, "Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance." The purpose of this statement is to share evidence supporting the model to meet the language, communication, academic, and social needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    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

    • For this weeks FREE tool, were reaching out to charter school teachers and administrators with a quick review of FAPE written especially for the charter school community. What is a free appropriate public education and how does it apply to charters? If you work in a traditional public school this review will be useful to ...

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