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About CEC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improve the educational success for children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

CEC advocates for appropriate policies, sets professional standards, and provides professional development, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. CEC is known as THE source for information, resources, and professional development for special educators. 

CEC has local Units in all 50 states and Canada, as well as 18 optional Special Interest Divisions focused on a specific topic, specialty area, role, or exceptionality. We also have CEC Student Chapters at hundreds of colleges and universities.

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About Hawaiʻi CEC

This Hawaiʻi State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (Hawaiʻi CEC) is organized for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes to advance the education of children and youth with exceptionalities and to establish and administer programs and activities for the education of its members. Specifically, the Hawaiʻi CEC intends to assist and provide support to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in all its efforts on behalf of children and youth with exceptionalities, and to participate in all appropriate governance activities of CEC subject to the general supervision and control of CEC.

Hawaiʻi CECʻs Membership

Hawaiʻi CEC membership consists of all members of the Council for Exceptional Children affiliated with the Hawaiʻi. Membership consists of professional personnel and other persons interested in the education of children and youth with exceptionalities.

Access Hawaiʻi CECʻs current bylaws here.


Executive Committee  
HI CEC President Gloria Niles
HI CEC President-Elect Vacant
HI CEC Secretary Stephenie Blakemore
HI CEC Treasurer Rhonda Black
HI CEC Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair Christy Chambers Burke
HI CEC CAN Coordinator Vacant


Last Updated:  4 January, 2021

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