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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.


December 9, 2023 Virtual + Partners
January 27, 2024 @ KOI Education
February 24, 2024 @ KOI Education
February 28, 2024 Annual General Meeting - 6:30 - 7:15 pm
April 6, 2024 KOI Annual Planning – 9:00 – 3:00 pm
April 20, 2024 Virtual + Partners
May 18, 2024 @ KOI Education
June 1, 2024 Virtual (if needed)

All You Need to Know about SDI for Behavior


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Check back for Fall 2024 information.

Hot Topics, Legal Series for Teachers Webinar | 4:30 – 5:30pm | $40


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Register and receive access to ALL FOUR live webinars and recordings if you can’t attend live. Based on Arizona teacher survey data, AZCEC is offering an affordable 4-part legal series for teachers this school year. The legal series will cover case law, hot topics, guidance from OSEP, and best practices. Provided by the Law Office of Lorie A Gerkey, PLLC.


  • December 12, 2023: Keeping your IEPs Legally Defensible: Maximizing the benefits of a well-planned IEP
  • March 12, 2024: Keeping your IEPs Legally Defensible: Advantages to Excellent Documentation
  • May 14, 2023: Keeping your IEPs Legally Defensible: Advantages to Parent Connections and Engagement  
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All Year | Asynchronous | Cost $45


BookStudy Page


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.

behavior break

Thursday | 4:00 – 4:45 | $40 for all


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Register and receive access to ALL FOUR live webinars and recordings if you can’t attend live. Join these Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH) webinars for fast, practical, and proven teaching strategies to manage student behavior and wellness. Dr. Ashley MacSuga-Gage, Ph.D will teach ONE strategy per webinar that you can implement the very next day to measurably decrease behavior problems in your classroom.


See registration page for details. 


  • November 2, 2023: Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) 
  • December 7, 2023: Verbal De-Escalation Strategies 
  • January 11, 2024: Group Contingencies: Types and Tricks 
  • February 8, 2024: Supporting Behavior in Middle/High Schools
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February 15, 2024 | 8:00 – 2:00 | Cost $30


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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. 


Visit our Conference page for the latest information and registration info and join us for our annual special education state conference. This year we will again be virtual so that we can be as inclusive as possible. No need to hire substitutes or take days off school as our event begins at the end of the school day so that all can attend.

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March 13-16, 2024 | San Antonio, TX


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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 apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

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May 10, 2024 | Virtual 12:30 – 3:30 MST | Cost $50


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Please join us for our annual legal update on what has changed in Arizona this legislative session that will impact special education and schools this coming year. This forum is led by lawyers and designed for superintendents, special education directors, school/district administrators, and special education case managers. 



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TBD| 9:00 – 4:00 | Cost $20


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Please join us for our annual retreat and strategic planning day. This is the day AZCEC, AZCASE, AZDEBH, AZDEC, get together to plan events for the 2023-24 school year.




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