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Call for Proposals

Ontario Council for Exceptional Children 66th Annual Special Education Conference

Well-being, Equity, and Success for All

Enhancing learning and life outcomes for students with special education needs

December 2 – 3, 2022
Toronto, Ontario

Ontario CEC welcomes the submission of innovative, research-based, evidence-based or practice-informed proposals; topical areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy/Self-determination
  • At-risk Children & Youth
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioural Support
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Evidence-based Interventions (Math, Science, Literacy)
  • General Curriculum Access
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Indigenous Learners
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Low Incidence Exceptionalities
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Post-secondary Initiatives
  • Resiliency
  • Safe & Healthy Schools, including Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Technology
  • Transitions
  • Virtual Learning
  • Well-being and Mental Health

Proposals (submitted in Microsoft Word) may be for either English or French language learners and should include the following information:

  • Presenter name(s), affiliation, contact information (including e-mail)
  • Session title, abstract (50 word maximum), and summary (300 word maximum) 
  • Session format – poster (in-person), lecture (in-person), or lecture (virtual/Zoom)

Cindy Perras, Conference Co-ordinator

Submission Deadline: May 24, 2022

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In honour of the Ontario 65th Anniversary in 2021, a history and artifacts have been compiled to honour and recognize the many special educators who have dedicated their time to the Ontario CEC organization.

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The Ontario Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a community of educators and partners in learning dedicated to advancing the success of students with exceptionalities in Ontario. As a local CEC Unit, Ontario CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and/or special needs and to enhance engagement of their families.

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