Upcoming Events

MCEC 78th Annual Conference

February 28 – March 2, 2018

MCEC Conference 2018

Save the Date!

Friday, March 2, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete Bio

Click here to find information on the conference and links to registration. 

We hope to see you in 2018!! 

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) has released its annual budget book, Education Matters: Investing in America’s Future, Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Analysis. This resource provides access to one of the most useful tools for advocacy, real world examples of the effects of education funding cuts. The articles in CEF’s budget book includes vignettes that thoughtfully demonstrate the impact of different education programs, including early intervention programs and special and gifted education. Deborah Ziegler, CEC’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, was a contributor to the special and gifted education sections of this publication.


MCEC Board of Directors 2018 Nominations

MCEC is seeking candidates for our 2018 Election of Officers. Positions open this coming year include:
• Vice President (4-year term), 2020 President
• Treasurer (2-year term)
• Children's Action Network (CAN) Rep (2-year term)
• Member-at-Large (2-year term); 2 positions open

You are encouraged to submit your name, or recommend others for BOD candidacy in the 2018 election. The slate of candidates will be presented for the MCEC election in February, 2018. If you are interested in being on the slate of candidates, please complete the Candidate Interest Form. You can review the description of positions here.
Questions?? - Please contact Ann Walton

Call for Presentations

MCEC would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present at our 78th Annual Michigan Conference. We are interested in presentations that promote best practices and networking for educators in Michigan, and collaboration between educators, parents, students and community resources. Proposals are requested for breakout sessions on Thursday and Friday, March 1 & 2. Presentations will be accepted until December 1, 2017, at 5:00pm.

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2018 Honors and Awards Nominations

All nominations for Honors and Awards are due on December 22, 2017. For further details, please click on our Honors and Awards tab. 

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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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Laurie VanderPloeg is the 2017 CEC President Elect

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2017 President Elect for CEC.  She will serve as President of CEC in 2018.  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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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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