Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the
largest international professional organization
dedicated to improving educational outcomes for
individuals with exceptionalities, students with
disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for
appropriate governmental policies, sets professional
standards, provides continual professional
development, advocates for newly and historically
underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and
helps professionals obtain conditions and resources
necessary for effective professional practice.
New Jersey, CEC is 1800 members strong! This
membership includes teachers, administrators, child
study team members, paraprofessionals, families, and
more. In addition, our Student CEC unit consists of
college and university students from around the
state, who will be entering the field of special or
general education in the near future.
including our annual Spring Conference and Student
an active part of our advocacy efforts by joining
our e-mail network used to share information about
happenings in Washington and communicate with our
members of congress.
our executive board and/or various committees which
serve our students here in New Jersey.
providing scholarships to High School Seniors
pursuing secondary education or training.
recognizing the top professionals in the field from
with information on happenings in NJCEC.
through membership in any of CECís 17 divisions,
each specializing in a different aspect of the field
of Special Education.
others in the field, make new friends and
connections to expand your Special Education