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The Illinois Council for Exceptional Children celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2024! As part of this celebration, we are hosting monthly panel presentations on leadership to help members connect with other special education leaders, as well as earn continuing education.

After each session, we’ll be posting the recordings and linking to them on this page. You can see the line-up of presentations below.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Moving Forward in ICEC: How and Why We Grow Our Professional Networks with (Dr. David C. Coker)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Social Media is Here to Stay: Here’s What School Leaders Need to Know About It (with Dr. Karen Dudek-Brannan)

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Accommodating, Aiding, and Affirming Students with ADD/ADHD (with Dr. Meg Carroll)

Monday, April 15, 2024

Personalized Transition Planning for Successful Futures of Students with Disabilities (Leaders of Illinois Division of Career Development and Transition)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Seventy-Five Lessons We Have Learned About Behavior Over the Years (Bev Johns)

Saturday, June 15, 2024

When Leaders Collaborate: The Value of Parental Involvement (Dr. Gloria McDaniel-Hall & Dr. Jamillah Gilbert)

Monday, July 15, 2024

Field Trip: Visit the ICEC Archives at Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Thursday August 15, 2024 (Double Session)

Development Positive Learning Environments for Students with Autism (Adriana Schmidt, MA, BCBA)

Therapeutic Behavioral Interventions for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Dr. Jessica Stanton & Dr. Louise Yoho)

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Empowered Partnerships: Cultivating Effective Collaboration with Diverse Caregivers (Chanita Jones)

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Using the Science of Reading to Develop Literacy Among Students with Disabilities Across Disciplines (Kara Kennedy)

Friday, November 15, 2024

Highlighting the Take-Aways from the 75th Annual ICEC Fall Convention, 2024 (The Convention Planning Team)

Saturday, December 14, 2024

My Professional Journey in Special Education Thus Far