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

The East Valley Chapter #588 is proud to be a local presence of CEC in the Phoenix-metro area. 

The CEC, and our state chapter AZCEC, do amazing work that focuses on improvements across the board, from advocacy and administration in order to see improvements at the school and teacher level. East Valley's chapter of CEC is unique in that we aspire to make our events, content, and supports relevant, meaningful, and accessible to Arizona's educators, support staff, and families. 

Officially established in 1984, East Valley Chapter has been active for 37 years, and currently serves:

  • Apache Junction Unified School District

  • Chandler Unified School District

  • Creighton Elementary School

  • Gilbert Unified School District

  • Higley Unified School District

  • J.O. Combs School District

  • Kyrene Unified School District

  • Mesa Unified School District

  • Queen Creek Unified School District

  • Roosevelt Unified School District

  • Scottsdale Unified School District

  • Tempe Elementary School District

  • Tempe Unified High School

We are always eager to grow our chapter and community by supporting Arizona's schools and districts - if your district is not listed here, reach out and let us know!

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East Valley Awards

Celebrate our  Award-winning professionals, families, and students! 

May 5, 2023

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Coming Soon:

2023-24 Event Calendar

Make sure you're connected to be notified as soon as our event calendar drops. 

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