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Exceptional Children’s Week (ECW) is the first week of May each year to promote awareness of exceptionalities in children and youth.  This is a time to celebrate all needs and diverse learners. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has established this week to remind all individuals about the importance of acceptance and understanding.  Join Illinois CEC in celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week!


Share your ECW celebration ideas at #ILECW and #ExceptionalChildrensWeek

Help celebrate and nominate a child for the “Yes I Can!” Award:

ICEC “Yes I Can!” Award Website