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Join any of our Virtual Board Meetings to get to see how we are working to improve outcome for our special education students, educators, and families. Must be a member of the Council for Exceptional Children - Join Now  - to attend board meetings. Attend on Zoom or at 99 E. Virginia Ave. Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 


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All meetings are 9am – 12pm unless stated.


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AZ CEC - Survivors Conference - Aug. 9, 2024

Aug. 9, 2024 | 8:30 - 11:45 AM AZ/PDT | Cost $75


For Public, Charter, and Private School Special Education Leaders


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IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL - Join AZCASE and special education leaders from across the state to ensure you are up to date with legal, procedural, and highly sensitive info you need to do your job this school year.  

AZ CEC Workshop: High Probability Instructional Strategies - Sept. 21 + 28, 2024

Sept. 21 + 28, 2024 | Virtual 8:00 – 11:00 AM AZ/PDT | Cost $59


High Probability Instructional Strategies: Creating an actively engaged classroom for students with challenging behaviors


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Two 3-hr workshops with Dr. Whitney and Dr. Scott. These will be recorded so that if you miss a lives session you can watch on-demand. See full description on the registration page.


  • September 21, 2024 - Dr. Todd Whitney presents "Strategies for engaging students during instruction including verbal, non-verbal, manipulative, gestures, and group strategies".
  • September 28, 2024 - Dr. Terry Scott Session presents "Strategies related to instruction and classroom management that are foundational to facilitating successful engagement".
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All Year | Asynchronous | Cost $45


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Register for new books at the beginning of each semester. Our book study uses the online platform Edmodo. You are expected to read a book and at the end of each chapter, you will log into Edmodo for your assignment. Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, however, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period.


You can register for any or all these book studies! For each book completed, you will earn 20 hours of professional development credit that can be used for professional development hours (CEUs), ADE recertification credit, or for DHS licensure credit for speech/language professionals.

AZ CEC - Behavior Break Webinars - Oct. 23, 2024 to March 2025

Multiple Dates | Virtual 4:00 - 4:45 PM AZ | Cost $40


Accommodations, Modifications, and Specially Designed Instruction: A whole array of practical ideas


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Join renowned author Bev Johns for four 45-min. webinars. All webinars are recorded so if you miss a lives session you can watch on-demand. See full description on the registration page.


  • October 23, 2024 - The many needs of our students and what we can do to meet them.
  • November 20, 2024 - What the law says and understanding what accommodations, modifications, and specially designed instruction really are.
  • January 22, 2025 - Low cost accommodations, alternatives worksheets, and adapting lectures.
  • March 19, 2025 - Behavioral environmental and movement adaptations.

Jan. 2025 | Virtual 9:00 - 12:00 PM AZ | Cost $TBA


Legal Issues in Special Education & Other Disability Laws  

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Learn how to let your State Representatives know what children and youth with exceptionalities and their educators need to succeed.


We will prepare you to advocate in a meaningful way, connect you with other passionate educators from our state, and guide you to make appointments with the locally elected legislator from your home district. As a part of the Special Education Day at the Capitol, you will have the opportunity to speak with your representative and Stand Up for Special Education!


Use hashtag #SED2024 and share photos with your state representatives @ArizonaCEC. 

March 1, 2025 | 9:00 - 4:00 PM AZ | Cost $TBA

Advancing from Surviving to Thriving


Join us IN-PERSON or ONLINE for our annual special education state conference. Visit our Conference page for the latest information and registration details.


Conference location is Dysart Unified School District in Surprise, AZ.

Multiple Dates | Virtual 4:40 - 5:30 PM AZ | Cost $40


Join AZCASE for four 45-min. legal webinars for teachers. The series will cover case law, hot topics, guidance from OSEP, and best practices. All webinars are recorded so if you miss a lives session you can watch on-demand. See full description on the registration page.


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Inclusion in early childhood education is key!


Research has shown that when young children with disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers they make greater academic gains and are more motivated to learn. Inclusive education means every student is valued for their strengths, gifts, and even challenges.


Join the Arizona Division for Early Childhood in our annual virtual "Walk for Inclusion" during the month of March.


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CEC 2025 Baltimore

March 12-15, 2025 | Baltimore, MD


Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

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April 5, 2025 | 9:00 - 4:00 PM AZ | Cost $TBA


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Come and be a part of crafting the Annual Action Plan for 2024-2025. Together, let's pave the way for Arizona CEC and our Divisions to evolve as dynamic and essential advocates for exceptional students in Arizona. Your input is crucial in shaping a brighter future for our organizations and the students we serve.


This is the day AZCEC, AZCASE, AZDEBH, and AZDEC, get together to plan events for the next school year. Breakfast at 8:30, start planning at 9:00.

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May 9, 2025 | 8:30 - 12:00 PM AZ | Cost $59


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Join us for an update on what we know about changes to laws, rules, and regulations enacted during this legislative session and recent court cases that impact special education for the 2024-2025 school year.

Susie Cannata, our legislative liaison, will provide an update on the current legislative session. Our attorney friends at Udall Shumway will provide us with their perspective on the practical implications of enacting Arizona legislation and other special education news we can use as we begin planning for the 2024-2025 school year.

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