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4th Annual Math Conference
October 22, 2018

Lansing Community College
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79th Annual
March 6-8, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We Hope You Enjoyed the
MCEC 78th Annual Conference

2018 Conference Program

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • On July 26, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark legislation that forever changed how individuals with exceptionalities are treated. This civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability and promotes equality, accessibility, and community integration. On this 28th anniversary, CEC reaffirms its support for the core purposes of ADA and remains committed to the implementation of this essential law.


Engage with Education Policy Makers

 MCEC held a special presentation on how to find a way to ensure your perspective is heard by engaging with legislators and policy makers at every level. We encourage you to engage with education policy makers this summer; it it easier than you may think!
Take a look at the recorded webinar.

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Election Results for
2018-19 Board of Directors

Elections for the 2018-19 Board of Directors took place from January 29, 2018 through February 27, 2018. 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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