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SAVE THE DATE!!! The 2021 ICEC Fall Convention will be conducted virtually November 4-6, 2021. Mark your calendars today!

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CEC's Resources offer educators many aids to assist them in providing the best of special education services. From publications for new teachers and tools to use in the classroom each week to the latest in education policy news and information on the Department of Education resources, CEC is the place to find the tools you need for your classroom!

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The Illinois Council for Exceptional Children will honor the 100th Anniversary of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC was founded on August 10, 1922. A series of events will take place virtually via Zoom every month for the next twelve months. Zoom links will be sent prior to each event. Third presentation is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2021 presented by Dr. Sarup R. Mathur on "Collaboration and Professional Learning in Special Education."

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The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

As a state unit, Illinois has over 1,000 members. Become an advocate, engage in professional discussion and learning, participate in webinars for PDHs. Joining CEC automatically gives you membership in the Illinois State Unit. Advocate for students and your profession.


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