Council for Exceptional Children

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.


  • Dignity and worth of all individuals.
  • Diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Advocacy and social justice.
  • Professional excellence, integrity, and accountability.
  • Full participation in society.
  • Effective individualized education.
  • Family engagement.
  • Collaboration and community.
  • Responsibility to members.

Why Join??

—Publications, —Media/Training Opportunities, Special Interest Divisions/Caucuses, Networking, Website, Discounts on Educational Resources, Insurance,Car, Health Identity Theft Insurance, CEC Job Board

Click here for more info on the organization.

Rockland Chapter #1129

—St. Thomas Aquinas College and Dominican College

—Founded October 2011.


—To interact with individuals with disabilities to gain experience in the field

—To advocate and raise awareness about disabilities

—To provide leadership opportunities for members

—To provide networking opportunities for members

Past Events: Special Olympics, —Zumba for Autism, —West Nyack Library Special Needs Movie Nights, Professional Development on Tourette’s


President: Alexandra Graziano

Meetings: Please email for more info



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