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At Florida CEC we look for friends, colleagues, administrators, sisters and brothers unified in the mission of improved life outcomes for all Floridians with disabilities. We at the Council for Exceptional Children in Florida are connecting virtually, locally, regionally and nationally unified under one vision. 

To join FCEC please visit International CEC's Membership page or complete a paper application and JOIN CEC TODAY! 


Contact Florida CEC President, Jaqua' Hunte, if you need any assistance (


Students At FCEC, we realize the strength in our student leadership. We have two positions on our board directly supporting the cultivation of student state leadership. We have created a "Future Professionals" strand at our annual FCEC Conference along with hosting a student mixer. Students coordinate and run an annual silent auction so that they are able to support strengthening the student leadership for the state. Most importantly, we support student scholarships annually (see the "Awards" tab for the scholarship application). Students receive a discounted membership rate.

Vision The Council for Exceptional Children is a premier education organization, internationally renowned for its expertise and leadership, working collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that children and youth with exceptionalities are valued and full participating members of society. As a diverse and vibrant professional community, CEC is a trusted voice in shaping education practice and policy. Florida CEC maintains an approved and updated set of Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.

Hispanic Caucus The Council for Exceptional Children is currently organizing the Hispanic Caucus. The CEC Hispanic Caucus is a network of educators interested in advancing the education of Hispanic children with disabilities and supporting the professional advancement of Hispanic American special educators. The Hispanic Caucus serves as a forum for pre-service students, faculty, educators, administrators, and parents to exchange information, share concerns, and make recommendations to CEC. If you are interested in participating, please email Dr. Diana Morales at for more information.

Membership Types

We are excited to present the new membership tier system that allows you to choose the options and services that best meet your needs and preferences.

Pre-Service Student

You’re getting an undergraduate, or graduate degree (including doctoral), but you haven’t started teaching yet.

Graduate Student

You are returning for an advanced degree or additional credits after you have already held a professional position. 

Early Career

You’ve been in the field for fewer than three years and you know the ropes but occasionally need a little help or advice.


You’re a trusted educator and mentor with confidence in your teaching while always seeking to improve your knowledge and skills.


You provide instructional or related support to students and their families under the direction and supervision of a certified special education teacher.

Retired Professional

You are a special education and/or education professionals who has retired and no longer holds a professional position – employee, consultant, or otherwise - in education or special education.

Family/Parent Affiliate Member

I am interested in special education but not employed (including as consultants) in any field of education and/or special education. 

Member Benefits

By renewing your membership today, you will continue to access your exclusive member benefits:

  • CEC Journals: Stay up to date on cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices from the best minds in special and gifted education.

  • CECommunity: Access to the online All-Member Forum to connect, share, and collaborate with thousands of your CEC colleagues.

  • Special Interest Divisions: Dive deep into your areas of expertise, access additional interest-related resources, and network with like-minded professionals.

  • CEC member discounts: Save with special member pricing on the CEC Convention, professional development, and products in the CECatalog . Plus, save on professional liability and other insurance programs.

  • Advocacy updates: Follow the latest news & information about special and gifted education issues in Washington.

Last Updated:  24 September, 2021

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