Council for Exceptional Children: An Exceptional Source of Evidence!

Posted by Angie Balsley on 4/20/2018 7:00:00 AM

With an increased attention on the specifically designed instruction as a component of an IEP, teachers will be looking for sources of evidence. There are many places to look such as the Earlywood website and Intervention Central. However, in this article, I want to share with you another exceptional source of evidence. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has been a leading source of information and advocacy in special education for decades. CEC offers webinars on topics such as Executive Functioning Deficits: Evidence-Based Practices to Help All Learners Access the Core Curriculum and Behavioral Strategies to Promote Success for Students with Exceptionalities. CEC provides many tools to support educators including eBooks, podcasts, and the Special Education Today blog. You can also subscribe to CEC’s Tool of the Week. A recent Tool of the Week was entitled Making the Call which featured a free task analysis for assessing a student’s ability to perform the steps required to make an emergency call while in the community. Many resources on CEC’s website are free and open to the public. However, I highly encourage you to consider becoming a CEC member. A basic membership is just $65 per year.  Additionally, very exciting news for Hoosiers is that the International CEC Convention will be in Indianapolis in January 2019!!!! Now is the perfect time to become a CEC Member!