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79th Annual
MCEC Conference

March 6-8, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan

We Hope You Enjoyed the
MCEC 78th Annual Conference

Click here to find the 2018 Conference Program

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The Council for Exceptional Children joins national education groups representing principals, superintendents, parents and other civic organizations for Public Schools Week, March 12-16, 2018, which celebrates the achievements our public schools are making in this country and the critical roles they play in developing future generations of successful students. “Public schools and public school educators play a significant role in the lives of children and youth with exceptionalities. CEC supports all public educators and specifically special educators and early interventionists who ensure a free and appropriate public education and early intervention services by providing a quality continuum of program and...


Election Results for
2018-19 Board of Directors

Elections for the 2018-19 Board of Directors took place from January 29, 2017 through February 27, 2017. Congratulations to the newly elected board members:
  • Vice President: Andrea Jasper, Associate Professor, Central Michigan University
  • Treasurer: Andrew Claes, Special Education Director, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
  • Children's Action Network (CAN) Coordinator: Mark King, Director of Compliance and Technical Assistance, Ottawa Area ISD
  • Member at Large: Amanda Brennan, Resource Room Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Member at Large: Carolyn Smith-Gerdes, Assistant Director of Special Education, Muskegon Area ISD

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Congratulations and MICHIGAN Pride!!

Laurie VanderPloeg is the
2018 CEC President

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2018 President for CEC.  Our very proud congratulations to Laurie, who has continued to be an active supporter of Michigan CEC through her service at the national level and in her work as the Director of Special Education for Kent ISD. 

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Welcome MiDCDD

We are excited to announce that we now have a new active special interest division in Michigan! We are proud to welcome the Michigan Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (MiDCDD).  Please take a minute to read their Newsletter. 



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Membership Discount Offer - As a member of CEC you are also a member of MCEC- no additional fees.  Click here for the 2018 membership discount good through April 11th.

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. 
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Tool of the Week

  • Progress monitoring is essential for teachers who want to ensure their lessons respond to student needs and achievement. To make sure you cover your data collection and progress-monitoring bases without taking valuable time away from teaching, this weeks FREE tool is a set of steps to help co-teachers divide and conquer the data collection monster. ...