The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Professional Organization is Now Free!

Good morning colleagues,

Yesterday the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) professional Organization granted access to their basic membership resources to all educators for free.
CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Please share with Colleagues. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code “CECED60.” This will give you access to all of CEC’s journal articles, member discounts on events, and access to CEC’s online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel. Join Now!

Their practitioner journal is a great resource published 6 times per year.  The latest issues includes:

  1. Exploring if and how a Practice Works in Authentic Settings
  2. Top 10 Tips for New Special Educators
  3. Practical Components for Getting the Most From a Token Economy
  4. Building Collaborative Relationships with Parents
  5. An Update Primer of Special Education Law
  6. Assistive Technology for Writing: Technology-Based Graphic Organizers with Embedded Supports
  7. CEC, DLD, and CASE Support New Resources to Evaluate Students for Specific Learning Disabilities

They also have a call for proposals for the 2021 national conference!


Don’t forget to get those proposals ready:

The call for proposals for CEC in Baltimore 2021 is open. It closes April 30.

Here is the link.



Claudia Rinaldi View All →

Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.

Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.

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