v Dignity and worth of all individuals.
v Diversity and inclusiveness.
v Advocacy and social justice.
v Professional excellence, integrity, and accountability.
v Full participation in society.
v Effective individualized education.
v Family engagement.
v Collaboration and community.
v Responsibility to members.
The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families.