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  • July 9-12, 2017 - Daniel Gulchak, Adam Leckie, Joan McDonald and Maria Rosetti will be attending the CEC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our students and educators, meet our AZ Senators and US Representatives, and share policy and legislative issues on Capitol Hill. Wish them luck!
  • Thank you to all who attended our Annual Planning Retreat in the Pines!

  • 2016/17 Event Schedule will be posted over the summer as dates are confirmed


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    Online Book Study

    2017 Spectacular Summer Book Study

    • Registration is closed. 
    • 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


    2018 Annual State Conference is March 2, 2018 - Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

    Handouts are available for many of the 2017 Keynote and Breakout session on our Handout page


    Policy Insider: Legislative Update

    • This week, the House Budget Committee marked up and approved a budget that matches the fiscal year (FY) 2018 non-defense discretionary programs (NDD) total that the House Appropriations Committee allocated among its 12 government funding bills. Two education-related amendments were offered and rejected in the House Budget Committee markup. Although no specific programs are mentioned, the Committee published a blueprint, “Building a Better America: A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility.” In addition, this week the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved its 302(b) suballocations for all twelve FY 2018 funding bills, providing an increase of $3.0 billion over the FY 2017 enacted...


    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!

    2017 Award Winners were announced at our Annual State Conference on February 24, 2017. See results here

    2018 Awards will open this December!

    Tool of the Week

    • Successful transition to life after school can often hinge on solid partnerships with community organizations that can offer support, services, or employment. To help you reach out to agencies in your community and get them involved in transition planning for your students, this weeks FREE tool is a letter template you can use to invite ...

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