The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with inclusive/exceptional needs. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
CEC is the leading voice for diversity and inclusive education. Through the vision and dedication of its nearly 35,000 members, CEC ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field, and develops initiatives to improve inclusive education practice. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources, and professional development for inclusive educators.
At Alberta CEC we are committed to providing our members in Alberta with quality services which extend the benefits of belonging to the international organization. At ACEC we partner with other organizations (such as Dynamic Development) to offer quality training at a reduced cost for members. Members receive significant cost benefits for all workshops and training provided by ACEC. Newsletters provide valued and valuable information on current events within Alberta and insights on working with students with exceptional learning profiles. We are responsive to the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of the Alberta members!
Services Provided by the CEC
- Professional development opportunities and resources
- 17 divisions for inclusive education information
- Journals and newsletters with information on new research findings, classroom practices that work, federal legislation, and policies
- Conventions and conferences
- Inclusive education publications