Alaska Council for Exceptional Children
Alaska Council for Exceptional Children is set up for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes to advance the education of children and youth with exceptionalities and to establish and administer programs and activities for the education of its members.
We are special education teachers just like you. We are volunteering our time to assist with the advancement of our profession. Please ask us questions, share your successes and let us know how we can help you.
2013 - At this year's Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention in San Antonio, Texas the Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Awarded Jesse Harbison the National Kennedy Shriver Student Achievement Award for his recent achievement of earning his Black Belt. This was an especially exciting for AK CEC President Healy who has the double honor of being one of both Jesse's and Geoffe's former teacher. Jesse's mom, Vicki, said it all at the award's ceremony, "When student's like Jesse have a loving support system there isn't anything they can't accomplish." DADD board members, and membership gave Jesse and his mom a standing ovation. Six additional Alaskan's were there to support Jesse including family members, friends, FNSBSD Assistant Director of Special Education and former statewide director of special education.
Fairbanks Alaska CEC Statewide Student Members turned out on a chilly morning to support the Alaska Autism Walk. From left to right: Jackie Schmidthans, Stephanie Nafpliotis, Elizabeth Darrah, Melodee Sonnenberg, Julie Eberhardt, and Tiffany McCormack all completed the 5K Walk for Autism. Go Team!
2014 You or someone you know could be a WINNER!!!!!
CEC's Award Programs
The Council for Exceptional Children offers the following three annual award programs. All winners are acknowledged at the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, held every April.
CEC's award programs are rooted in our membership.
The CEC Professional Awards recognize special educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service as well as CEC members whose contributions have moved the Council forward in significant ways. They include the CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievment Award, the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award, the CEC Special Education Research Award, the Outstanding CEC Leadership Award, and the CEC Business Award.
The CEC Student Awards and Scholarships recognize CEC student members and faculty advisors who have made outstanding contributions to the organization and to children with exceptionalities. They include the Outstanding CEC Student Member of the Year Award (undergraduate and graduate), the CEC Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships, the Kayte M. Fearn CEC Ethnic Diversity Scholarship, and the Susan Phillips Gorin Award.
The Yes I Can! Awards recognize the accomplishments of children and youth with exceptionalities (ages 2-21). CEC selects winners for their outstanding achievements in one of seven categories: Academics, Arts, Athletics, School and Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition.
Please let us know about speakers you would like at ASSEC 2014.