75th Annual Conference

Thank You to Everyone Involved for a Very Successful 75th Annual Conference!

MCEC appreciates your attendance at our conference. We are happy to provide you with handouts from our workshops and special events:

Conference resources can continue to be found on the mobile app, ConfPlus



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


Election Results for

2015-16 Board of Directors

Vice President – Concetta Lewis

Secretary – Mary Bradley

Membership Coordinator – Heather Blankenship

Members at Large – Candi Bush, Monica Harris, and Ben Hicks


Congratulations to Kathy Fortino, Muskegon ISD

Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Early Childhood

Kathy has been named one of Ed Week's

2015 Leaders to Learn From



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 17, 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)







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