Illinois CEC is celebrating CEC's centenary

What can we learn from thinking about 100 years of efforts to promote education of students with disabilities?

Celebrating 100 years of focus on exceptional children, Illinois Council for Exceptional Children is providing a year-long discussion of efforts to help kids with disabilities. 2021 is the centenary for the Council for Exceptional Childen. In 1921, Elizabeth Farrell and her collagues met to discuss providing help to students with disabilties. The meeting turned out to be a signal event in the history of special education because those intrepid educators established the largest orgnatization on Earth devoted to advocating for students with disabilities.

In August 2021, the Illinois Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (ICEC) began a series of monthly Web casts celebrating the achievements of CEC over the past 100 years. This well-conceived set of events continues until August of 2022.

The program Celebrating 100 years of focus on exceptional children

Why is the Illinois CEC providing a year-long discussion of efforts to help kids with disabilities?

2021 is the centenary for the Council for Exceptional Childen. In August 2021, the Illinois Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (ICEC) began a series of monthly Web casts celebrating the achievements of CEC over the past 100 years. This well-conceived set of events will continue until August of 2022.

The program describes opportunities to hear observations about the history and current status of special education. Many sessions are presented by prominent thinkers in special education, whom Paula Crowley (professor emerita at Illinois State University) has skillfully arranged. The sessions are free, but it would be wise to register so that one gets mailings regarding links.

Watch for these sessions! They are an opportunity to hear observations about the history and current status of special education. It’s the big picture about special educatoin. Many sessions are presented by prominent thinkers in special education, whom Paula Crowley (professor emerita at Illinois State University) has skillfully arranged. The sessions are free, but it would be wise to register so that one gets mailings regarding links.

To reiterate, every month during the period from August 2021 to August 2022, ICEC will have a Zoom-mediated talk about topics related to progress in educating students with disabilities. Many of the presentations feature well-known special educators such as Mike Gerber, Jim Kauffman, Sarup Mathur, Marilyn Friend, Nancy Mather, Kimberly Sutton, Dave Edyburn, Dan Hallahan, Debbie LeBlanc, Paul Morgan, and some low life.

Here’s the link again: https://www.illinoiscec.net/celebrate-cecs-100th-anniversary-with-icec/