The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202-3557
Toll-free: 866/509-0218
Local: 703/620-3660
TTY: 866/915-5000
FAX: 703/264-9494


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.

Services Provided

Professional development opportunities and resources
17 divisions for specialized information
Journals and newsletters with information on new research findings, classroom practices that work, federal legislation, and policies
Conventions and conferences
Special education publications

Teachers, administrators, students, parents, paraprofessionals, related support service providers.

Population Served
All aspects of the education and development of students with disabilities and/or those who are gifted.

Hours of Operation
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Time.

Retail Hours of Operation
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Eastern Time.


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