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Links to Professional Development Opportunities

Council for Exceptional Children

The CEC Professional Development Services Team creates ongoing professional learning opportunities for special educators, early interventionists, and others instructing and supporting children and youth with exceptionalities.  CEC’s professional development offerings relate to the issues and trends of our field, as well as the larger arena of education. They use formats that educators themselves use every day, taking advantage of research on optimized adult learning, and inviting feedback to remain relevant.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Search through thousands of courses offered by ASHA CE Providers and stay current in your field.

Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education

Whether you are a Special Education Administrator, leader or an organization that serves the special education profession, TCASE has an option for you. Learn how you can connect with connect with other professionals in the industry.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) is a professional membership organization that is the recognized resource in Texas for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists, the citizens of Texas with speech or hearing disorders (consumers), students of speech-language pathology and audiology, Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are highly educated professionals who provide critical, life-changing help for hundreds of thousands of Texans of all ages and from all walks of life.

Texas Project FIRST

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability or been referred for special education services? Maybe your child has been receiving special education services and it’s time to figure out the next steps. Wherever you are in the process, we’ve been there. We know the maze in which you find yourself and we’re eager to point the way to news you can use, information you can trust and understand, and reliable resources for more information. Welcome!

The Texas Education Agency web site is a wealth of information and resources targeted to a variety of readers – educators, school districts, parents, students, and the general public. You can most likely find what you’re looking for there…

But if you are seeking information and resources specific to students with disabilities and their families, then the Texas Project FIRST web site is a practical place to start.

International Reading Association

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated.

The International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission. The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics.

National Council of Teachers of English

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted  in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”