This summer, over 200 special educators gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Special Education Legislative Summit, organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to advocate for special and gifted education issues with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. During the 5-day event, attendees were briefed on nine critical issues addressing special and gifted education.
In an effort to promote additional advocacy, CEC has released all nine issue briefs, and encourages advocates to use them when preparing to speak with their members of Congress. The issue briefs consist of the topics below.
- Education Appropriations
- School and Community Based Mental Health
- Early Childhood
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- School Choice
- Higher Education Act
- Carl D. Perkins Act
- Special Education Research
- Gifted Education
Access PDF versions of all Issue Briefs here.