Maine Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Syntiro hosts the Maine Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. Our professional development is co-sponsored by the Chapter. Syntiro staff facilitates meetings of Chapter members and provides on-going support to Chapter officers. www.syntiro.org
Maine CEC means
- Leadership and structure
- Professional development in the form of synchronous and asynchronous learning
- Monthly communication with membership about current issues
- Opportunity to come together
- Collaborative connection/working relationships with Maine Parent Federation, Maine Association of Special Education Directors, Learning Disabilities Association of Maine, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Department of Education, Disability Rights Council in order to represent all of Maine’s unique needs.
- Representation at the national convention.
- Working knowledge of the unique needs of schools in a rural state.
- Resources on the Syntiro/Maine CEC website.
- Support/resource for special educators in Maine.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. http://www.cec.sped.org
Messages From the Maine Chapter President
Greetings fellow CEC members!
The CEC 2013 National Conference in San Antonio is just around the corner! (4/3/2013 - 4/6/2013). We are hoping that many of you will have the opportunity to attend. We wanted to remind you about Early Bird registration. Special EARLY BIRD rates now apply through January 15, 2013. You can save up to $100 off onsite registration rates. Register early and save!
The CEC National Conference is the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. There are hundreds of educational sessions conducted by leading experts and endless opportunities to network with others working with children and youth with exceptionalities and their families.
The Conference gives educators a chance to catch up on what’s happening in the field, broaden their perspective of special education, and further their professional growth.
Have a great day!
Fellow CEC members,