The MCEC has been a trusted voice in shaping special education policy and practice and has been known for its expertise and leadership throughout the education community in Michigan. Our diverse membership holds the vision that a vibrant professional association, that works together and with other associations, will ensure that individuals with exceptionalities are valued and included in all life roles from birth through young adulthood.

Since 1939, the association has sought to uphold and change where necessary the laws, regulations, and policies governing the delivery of special education and related services and improve the practice of education in districts throughout the state. As such the association is committed to developing professionals that promote and maintain a high level of competence and integrity when providing services and engage in professional activities that benefit students with disabilities within their learning environment.

As the premiere special education association in Michigan, we believe that our responsibility is to sustain and support the highest educational and quality of life potential of all individuals with exceptionalities.