75th Annual Conference

  •  Wednesday Workshops: 
    • Explicit Instruction – Dr. Anita Archer
    • I Taught It, Why Don't They Get It? – Carolyn Smarjesse & Lori Irwin
    • Storytelling for Everyone – Jenifer Strauss
    • Increasing PCs, Grad Rates and New MMC Amendments – Laurie VanderPloeg & Sharon LaPointe
  • Breakout Sessions – Over 100 Breakout Sessions on Thursday and Friday (March 5 & 6) - click here for scheduleFor sessions that are approved for SW CE hours, click here.
  • State of the State Address – Teri Johnson Chapman, State Director of Special Education on Thursday
  • Honors and Awards Banquet – Thursday, March 5th
  • Exhibitors – Including CEC Bookstore, Thursday and Friday (March 5 & 6)
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Temple Grandin, Friday March 6th

Welcome to MCEC

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is a state chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children, and part of the national community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy. Join Now!

Contact Us:

527 Grand St. • Portage, MI 49024

Ph: 269.366.4673 • Fax: 269.365.9578

Laurie Jefsen, Exective Director

Denise Smith, Executive Associate


 Registration for the 2015 MCEC 75th Diamond Jubilee Conference

(March 4-6, 2015) 


Registration for the 2015 MCEC Conference is now open

If you are a CEC Member click here to register

If you are not a CEC Member, click here to register

We look forward to seeing you in March at our 75th Annual Conference


Exhibiting at the 2015 MCEC 75th Diamond Jubilee Conference  

If you are interested in Exhibiting at the 75th Annual Conference click here



This is an opportunity for students to apply for funding (up to $250) to attend a summer camp
in Michigan. These camperships are open to students with an active IEP, in need of financial support, and would otherwise not have an opportunity for a summer camp experience.

Applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2015. Notifications will be mailed by April 30, 2015.

PDFApplication form for summer camp scholarship (PDF)

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Application form for summer camp scholarship (WORD)

2015 Learning Environments for ALL Summer Institute

Call for proposals - due January 31, 2015








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