Jane Quenneville, CEC Board Member, was invited to a meeting at the White House on Tuesday for a parent-teacher listening session. Quenneville, among other attendees including parents and teachers, met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, and top advisor Stephen Miller in the Roosevelt room at the White House. Quenneville serves as the Principal of The Kilmer Center, a Fairfax County Public School for students ages 5-21, with severe disabilities and/or autism. Quenneville shared the critical importance of special education at the meeting and had an exchange with the President about the rising number of children with autism. This was the beginning of a conversation with the new Administration as CEC and its advocates will continue to inform them of the success and ongoing challenges in special education.