Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Belong to the CEC

# *Improve the Educational Success of Individuals with Disabilities*
Isn’t that why you became a special educator in the first place?
# *Influence the Profession*
Add your voice to advance the policies that support children with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them. Just a few of the issues for which CEC has advocated
include reduction of special education paperwork, full funding for special education, and preserving special education research programs.
# *Vote for the Leadership to Represent Your Profession*
Your voice . . . and your vote . . . make a difference. Vote for dedicated educators to lead CEC and the special education profession into the 21st century.
# *Add New Leadership Skills to Your Resume*
You don’t have to be a long-term member to get involved. New members are encouraged to participate in your local chapter or state/provincial CEC activities, join a committee, run for
office, or get involved in a variety of ways at all levels of CEC.
# *Get the Resources You Need at Prices You Can Afford*
The CEC Catalog is crammed with resources and materials specifically for special educators. Members save up to 30%!
# *Add to Your Expertise*
Join any—or all!—of CEC’s 17 special interest divisions to increase your knowledge and become more deeply involved in your profession.
# *Increase Your Professional Profile*
Explore career options online in the largest job bank on the Internet devoted exclusively to special education professionals. Publish in CEC’s journals. Share your expertise at CEC’s highly respected conferences and symposia. Receive recognition for your contributions through CEC’s award programs.
# *Network, Network, Network!*
Dues include membership in your state/provincial CEC (and local chapter where applicable). Get to know other experts in your community, your state/province, nationally, and around the globe.
# *Save Big Bucks*
Attend the CEC Annual Convention and Expo, and you’ll
save the cost of your membership . . . and then some! Plus, as
a member you can take advantage of professional liability and
other insurance programs, discounts on educational resources,
financial services, and much more.
# *Keep Up-To-Date on Special Education Issues, Trends, and Findings*
TEACHING Exceptional Children is the only classroom oriented magazine reporting the latest practical methods, materials, and programs for teaching children with exceptionalities. Exceptional Children gives you an early look at the significant findings and trends in special education.

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