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No matter where your interests lie, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has an opportunity for you.

There are many ways you can get involved and become a part of the CEC community! From local meet-ups to advocating on Capitol Hill, explore the various outlets available for you to come together with like-minded professionals, participate in your professional organization, and make your voice heard.

Become a Volunteer

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Your time and talent can help make a difference for children and youth with exceptionalities AND the field. Find out which CEC volunteer opportunities are available to you!

Special Interest Divisions

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Grow your professional network, exchange knowledge, and advance your career through our Special Interest Divisions focused on a specific topic, specialty area, role, or exceptionality. 


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Find your local CEC Unit to start taking advantage of meet-ups, webinars, conferences, events, and more happening in your area.

Advocate for Special Education

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At CEC, we advocate on behalf of children and youth with exceptionalities 365 days a year. Learn how you can become a CEC advocate and take action today. 

CECommunity All-Member Forum

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The CECommunity is your platform to connect with your peers online. Join in on the conversation, ask questions, and exchange ideas with special educators like you. 

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