CEC Central

What to expect when you visit CEC Central

The CEC 2018 Bookstore

Meet the author and book signingAll publications in the bookstore are specially priced for CEC 2018—member pricing for everyone!

Meet the author events:

Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Marcia Tate
Opening General Session Speaker
Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites and Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 9:00 a.m.
Ron Suskind
Second General Session Speaker
Life, Animated

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 11:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Hamblet
From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 12:15 p.m.
Clara Hauth and Catherine Creighton Martin
The Survival Guide for the First-Year Special Education Teachers, Second Edition

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 2:15 p.m.
Wendy Murawski
Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies to Enhance Team Outcomes

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 3:15 p.m.
Darlene E. Perner
Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success and A Guide to Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thursday, Feb. 8 | 4:15 p.m.
David Bateman and Jenifer Cline
A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, Third Edition and A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education

Friday, Feb. 9 | 12:00 p.m.
Dawn Rowe
Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth


The Legislative Action CenterCEC 2017 attendees at the Legislative Action Center

Be an advocate at CEC’s Legislative Action Center (LAC) and write letters to your members of Congress on CEC’s important issues.

Visit the LAC, strike your policy pose, and tweet your pic!

Here is the schedule of events from CEC’s Policy and Advocacy team.



CEC Central Membership AreaRenew your membership with an onsite discount, meet staff members, or join a special interest division.

Prize Drawings
Will we pull your name to be the prize winner? Check onsite for which drawings require you to be present to claim your prize, and which do not.

Convention Cash
Take advantage of Convention Cash and receive $5 off per transaction on CEC products, membership, and events while in Tampa. Some restrictions apply.

Forrest T. Jones & Company
Meet with a representative from Forrest T. Jones and learn about all the amazing insurance policies available to you—at no cost or with deep discounts—as a CEC member!

Life Centered Education

Information about CEC’s online transition curriculum and staff will be available if you’re interested in learning more about the Life Centered Education program.

Find out more about LCE Convention Activities.