Register for the pre-convention workshop on Wednesday, April 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, A New President and Congress: Implications for Federal Education Policy! Deborah A. Ziegler, CEC’s Policy and Advocacy Director, and panel speakers will introduce you to the new policy players, present pending federal education policies supported by the new Administration and Congress and examine their impact on children and youth with exceptionalities and the professionals who work on their behalf. Participants will learn about CEC’s positions on IDEA, HEA, Perkins, and ESRA Reauthorization, early childhood, Supreme Court opinions, choice - charters and vouchers, the federal budget and new and pending guidance/regulations from the U.S. Department of Education. Join us to find out how the outcome of the 2016 election may impact special and gifted education and early intervention and about CEC’s advocacy initiatives. After completing this workshop, you will be able to: identify and discuss key special/gifted education policy issues under consideration by the new Administration and Congress and discuss CEC’s positions and advocacy initiatives on key policy issues. Register for the workshop online today!