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CEC's Special Interest Divisions


CEC's (Council for Exceptional Children) divisions individually explore a single facet of special education in thoughtful detail, bringing together professionals to exchange ideas, stimulate research, and promote expertise in key areas of each fast-growing field.

These include:

  • Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE),
  • Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD),
  • Division for Research (CEC-DR),
  • CEC Pioneers Division (CEC-PD),
  • Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS),
  • Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD),
  • Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD),
  • Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT),
  • Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL),
  • Division for Early Childhood (DEC),
  • Division of international Special Education and Services (DISES),
  • Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD),
  • Division for Physcial, Health and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD),
  • Association for the Gifted (TAG),
  • Technology and Media Division (TAG), and
  • Teacher Education Division (TED).


Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Employment English Learners (ELs) Hearing Impairment Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Professional Resources Speech/Language Impairment State/National Organizations Transition