The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is the student chapter of the national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) organization. CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."

Martina Navratilova

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) seeks to support the mission of CEC by helping to prepare future educators by creating meaningful experiences through volunteer work and advocacy work that will shape the dispositions of community members and stakeholders involved in our students' lives.

The purpose of SCEC:

  • Improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities
  • Encourage and promote research as a mean of better understanding the problems related to individuals with exceptionalities photo
    Foster a close relationship with private and public agencies and other organizations interested in the education and welfare of individuals with exceptionalities
  • Promote and support legislation affecting the education and welfare of individuals with exceptionalities