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CEC offers a variety of live and pre-recorded online events that let you learn on your own schedule.


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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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Exhibitors and Sponsors

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January 18, 2023 - January 20, 2023
United States, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767
Are you an educator, administrator, researcher, college instructor, or related professional working in the field of autism, intellectual disability and/or developmental disabilities? Then DADD’s...
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jumpstart 2022
January 24, 2023 - March 21, 2023
Online Event
CEC’s popular JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators is back and better than ever. This completely online course was designed to equip new special educators like you with the
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North Dakota Unit
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North Dakota Unit
February 01, 2023
United States, The Grand Hotel, 1505 N Broadway, Minot, ND, 58703
Join us for the 2023 NDCEC Conference on Feb. 1-3, 2023. Our President is Faye Beck, President Elect is Karla Magnuson, our treasurer is Heidi Budeau, our past president is Jess Okke, our...
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Reviewing scientific papers
February 02, 2023
Online Event
Special educator preparation programs may seek National Recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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Arizona Unit
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Arizona Unit
February 14, 2023 - February 16, 2023
Online Event
Thank you for attending the 2022 Annual State Conference as we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Council for Exceptional Children. This year our Virtual State Conference saw over 500
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Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers

Open now! In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with.

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