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It's time to register for the Virtual ICEC 2021 Fall Convention November 4-6, 2021. This outstanding professional development opportunity features a diverse selection of sessions presented by experts in the field. Check out the Program.

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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. Fourth presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7 pm presented by Dr. Marilyn Friend on "Difficult Interactions in the Spirit of Elizabeth Farrell."

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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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