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Tool of the Week

  • For many, the holiday season that is upon us will be spent socializing with far-flung family and friends, so we thought it appropriate this week’s FREE tool focus on social skills! We’ve got a quick, 4-step how-to guide for how to assess social skills according to setting. The authors call this an “eco-behavioral assessment” and ...
  • This week, a new and improved version of CEC’s tried and true Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers is rolling of the presses! To celebrate, this week’s FREE tool comes straight out of the new book. In fact, we’ll be surprised if the ink is dry! The tool is a Case Manager Checklist that ...
  • Did you hear about the new character on Sesame Street? The show recently introduced Julia, a Muppet who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CEC is proud to be among the organizations who worked with Sesame Street to develop this character, and we’re excited about Julia because not only can she validate the experiences of the ...
  • November is already upon us, and that gets us thinking about happy things like Thanksgiving and togetherness. In the spirit of the month, this week’s FREE tool focuses on inclusion. It’s a table called, “Student Behaviors that Facilitate Inclusion Success,” that will help you assess and target the key social skills students need to function ...

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  • Michigan CCBD Members Letter

    We are excited to report efforts are underway to reestablish the CCBD’s state subdivision for Michigan. A steering committee, consisting of several of MI state members, have spent the past few months laying the foundation to bring the subdivision back. Soon, you can expect to hear information regarding elections for leadership positions within the subdivision.

  • The University of Tennessee PhD Program

    Considering a Ph.D. in special education?
    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is accepting applications for our special education Ph.D. program:
    We are excited to announce Graduate Research Assistant positions will be available for the 2016-2017 academic year.
    These will provide tuition and competitive annual stipends to selected candidates.
    For some of these...

  • CCBD Call for Nominations

    CCBD Call for Nominations

    Open now through January 15, 2016

    CCBD is calling for nominations for four open Executive Committee positions. Full descriptions of each office are available on the CCBD website and more information can be obtained by contacting Terry Scott (contact info below).

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The ESEA conferees approved the framework with few amendments on Thursday by a vote of 39 – 1. The only dissenting vote by proxy in the conference to agree to the compromise bill came from Senator Rand Paul. A summary of the framework approved by the conference committee can be found here. The agreement represents a compromise between the House – passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate – passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S. 1177). The framework now has to be turned into a final bill for House and Senate members to review and vote...

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