CEC 2015 Special Pricing Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The clock is ticking! There is just one week left to take advantage of our special pricing offer for CEC 2015!

Register for CEC 2015 by Sept. 30, and we’ll honor our 2014 early bird prices—guaranteed to be the lowest rates available. CEC members can register for just $334!The nonmember rate is $513—why not become a member?

Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge and skills, learn the latest in special and gifted education practice, policy, and research, and network with thousands of special educators from all over the world at THE global professional development.

ACT NOW to get the lowest rates available! Visit www.cecconvention.orgor call CEC directly at 1-888-232-7733.

2014_09_23_2  See you in San Diego!


Support the Yes I Can Awards

If you’ve ever attended a Yes I Can awards ceremony, you know what it looks like to be proud.

  • You’ve seen parents who are proud of their children’s accomplishments.
  • You’ve seen special educators who are proud of their students’ hard work and dedication.
  • You’ve seen the students who are proud of themselves–and rightfully so–for the success they’ve achieved.

Each of our students is unique, but they have one very important thing in common: They have always been willing to say “yes, I can,” when others might say, “no, I can’t.”

Not only do recipients feel the pride of being honored with an award, but receiving a Yes I Can Award can also turn an awardee into an advocate.

As we look toward the future of the Yes I Canprogram, we want to continue to elevate the visibility of our award recipients and share their successes with the world.

That’s where our Yes I CanCommunity comes in. We hope you’ll consider sending a special gift today to show you share the Yes I Canspirit. Your gift will showour awardees that you are proud of their achievements, and that you admire their advocacy on behalf of themselves and others. Please help us make sure that students with exceptionalities get their time to shine and share in the excitement of a Yes I Canceremony.

Your contribution, which is fully tax-deductible, will help CEC continue to develop and grow this amazing program. When it comes to honoring our remarkable students, we hope you will join with us and say Yes I Can!

Support the Yes I CanAwards!*

*The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a non-profit. CEC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are fully tax deductible.


Have you registered for CEC 2015?

The CEC 2015 Annual Convention & Expo takes place in San Diego, April 8-11. Don’t miss THE global event for special and gifted education.

There is only about a month left to take advantage of our special pricing offer: register before Sept. 30 and we’ll honor our 2014 early bird prices—guaranteed to be the lowest rates available. CEC members can register for just $334! The nonmember rate is $513 — so why not become a member?

Devote time to your professional development and participate in sessions led by experts who will share with you new ideas, techniques, models, and approaches.  Network with thousands of special education teachers, administrators, researchers, professors, and students from all over the world and learn from each other.

ACT NOW to get the lowest rates for CEC 2015. What better way to advance your professional growth and become a leader in your field? Visit www.cecconvention.org or call CEC directly at 888-232-7733.

See you in San Diego!


Ready… Set …Exhibit!

The race for the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo has officially begun for exhibitors! Log onto cecexhibits.com  for information on location, housing logistics, exhibit fees, floorplan, and a list of current exhibitors!

Since 1937, the CEC Expo has grown to include more than 200 exhibiting companies, non-profits, and school systems, making it the world’s leading expo of special education products and services.

Companies that specialize in early childhood, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, response to intervention, technology, and other areas of special and gifted education, all have a place at the CEC Expo.

Ninety-four percent of CEC convention attendees visit the Expo Hall looking for the latest and greatest in special and gifted education products and services. This is your chance to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, faculty, university students, and current and prospective customers when you exhibit at the CEC 2015 Convention and Expo.

Why Exhibit?

  • More than 200 exhibiting companies.
  • Attendees include leading special and gifted education purchasers and decision-makers.
  • More than 6,000 special education teachers, teacher educators, administrators, researchers, university faculty, policy makers, industry representatives, and students.
  • Attendees from all over the world.

Interested in Exhibiting at the Convention & Expo? Download the Exhibitor Prospectus for further detailed information or contact:

Bradley Eubank
Sales Account Manager
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

See you in San Diego!


Welcome to the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo blog!

CEC is coming to San Diego April 8-11, 2015, and this is the place for attendees and exhibitors to get up-to-date information, fun facts, and recommendations on all things convention and San Diego. We’ll provide you with all the pertinent details on the Convention & Expo and we’ll also have a little fun exploring the city of San Diego. Be sure to join us next spring for the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education.