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Awards

Professional Awards

The recipient of this award is an administrator who (1) has demonstrated his/her knowledge, skill, and sensitivity in advancing the opportunities, life potential, and achievement of children and/or adults with disabilities, (2) often goes above and beyond what is normally expected in his/her profession, (3) serves as a role model and inspiration to his/her students, teachers, and community. Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form.

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member.

 

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The recipient of this award may be a business, organization, agency, or individual who (1) has educated the general public on the characteristics, unique needs, strengths, and potential of children or adults with exceptional needs, or (2) provides exceptional support services to children or adults with exceptional needs, or (3) has made a contribution to the mission of the Indiana Council of Exceptional Children. Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form.

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member. 

 

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The recipient of this award may be a business, organization, agency, or individual who (1) has demonstrated exemplary personal and professional qualities while making outstanding contributions to children with exceptionalities, or (2) has made a contribution to the mission of the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children. Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form.

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member. 

 

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The recipient of this award must be a licensed special education teacher who (1) has demonstrated his/her knowledge, skill, and sensitivity in teaching students with exceptional needs, (2) often goes above and beyond what is normally expected in his/her profession, (3) serves as a role model, and inspiration to his/her colleagues, (4) has been an active member of CEC for at least 5 years (these years of membership may be non-consecutive). Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form. 

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member. 

 

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The recipient of this award must be a professor who (1) has demonstrated his/her knowledge, skill, and sensitivity in teaching university students about persons with disabilities, (2) often goes above and beyond what is normally expected in his/her profession, (3) serves as a role model and inspiration to his/her students and colleagues. Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form.

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member.

 

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Student Awards

The recipient of this award must be a student pursuing a special education license who is an active member of his/her CEC student chapter and (1) has demonstrated his/her knowledge, skill, and sensitivity in teaching students with exceptional needs, (2) often goes above and beyond what is normally expected as a student, and (3) serves as a role model and inspiration to his/her students, family members, and colleagues. Please provide specific examples and details on the nomination form.

 

The person nominating the individual must be a current CEC member. 

 

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Yes I Can Awards

The Yes I Can Awards honor children and youth with exceptionalities who shine. CEC has recognized the accomplishments of thousands of students since the program started in 1982.

 

Students ages 3-21 are eligible for their achievements in these categories:

  • Academics 
  • Arts
  • School and Community Activities
  • Self-Advocacy 
  • Technology 
  • Transition 

 

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