The worldwide mission of the Council for
Exceptional Children is to improve educational
outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.
its mission, which is carried out in support of
special education professionals and others
working on behalf of individuals with
exceptionalities, by advocating for appropriate
governmental policies, by setting professional
standards, by providing continuing professional
development, by advocating for newly and
historically under served individuals with
exceptionalities, and by helping professionals
achieve the conditions and resources necessary
for effective professional practice.
CEC is a non-profit organization concerned with
the education and well-being of exceptional
individuals was founded in 1922. There are now
over 1000 chapters, 50 state federations, many
Canadian federations and chapters, 47 student
chapters, 17 subdivisions, with a membership of
CA CEC Executive
Frank Donavan, Ed.D.
Rachael (Raquel) Gonzales, Ph.D.
Carl L. Ferguson, Jr., Ph.D.
Lisa Simpson, Ed.D.
Monica Boomgard, Ed.D.
CAN Coordinator (Ex-Officio)