General Information

Since 1963, the Michigan CEC has annually recognized teachers, parents, businesses, and others for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments reflected through their dedication to students with exceptionalities.

Students with exceptionalities are recognized for Yes I Can! awards in several areas, including; academics, arts, athletics, self-advocacy, technology, and transition.

All recipients are honored during the MCEC Annual State Conference at its annual Recognition Reception in the Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

If you wish to submit a nomination for a Michigan CEC Honor or Award for a colleague, parent, student or community member you will find the Application Process here.

Scholarships and Camperships

The Michigan Foundation for Exceptional Children provides scholarships to support post-secondary educational/training opportunities when students are no longer eligible for special education (and Section 504) programs and services provided by public education (i.e., graduation or reaching 26 years of age).

MCEC awards camperships to students with an active IEP, in need of financial support, and is intended to assist children who otherwise would not have an opportunity for a summer camp experience.