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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 x - 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.



    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

    • In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Trump issued a fact sheet outlining his “immediate actions to secure our schools.” The Administration intends to “assist states to train specially qualified school personnel on a voluntary basis” to be armed with firearms in schools. In addition, the Administration will establish a federal commission, chaired by Secretary DeVos, to address school safety. Among other issues, it will focus on potential recommended policy for arming teachers. To confirm CEC’s commitment to ensuring safe school environments for all children and youth, educators, and school personnel, CEC...


    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

    • Its only March now, but blink and the school year will wind down and high school seniors with disabilities will venture out into the world. If its your job to be sure theyre ready for the journey, this weeks FREE tool can help. Its a table listing the many transition team members (and their roles) ...

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