Wyoming Chapter of the Council
for Exceptional Children (CEC) is dedicated to improving outcomes
for individuals with exceptionalities. CEC promotes public
awarenesss of exceptionalities and advocates for appropriate
governmental policies, sets professional standards, promotes continuing
professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved
individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions
and resources necessary for effective professional practice and service
WE BELIEVE. . .
- in advocating
for the advancement of the education of individuals with exceptionalities.
- all individuals have the right to an education.
- all individuals have the ability to learn and attain self-fulfillment.
WE BELIEVE. . .
- in equitable access to and meaningful participation in quality educational
opportunities for individuals with exceptionalities.
- in the development of preventative programs and services for
children deemed to be at risk.
- in the opportunity for lifelong education for all individuals
- full participation
of individuals with exceptionalities enriches all communities
- education is a collaborative effort among learners,
families, communities, governments, businesses, and
- CEC is THE professional organization of and for all special
WE BELIEVE. .
- qualified professionals are essential to meeting the diverse educational
needs of individuals with exceptionalities.
- all special education professionals have a continuing responsibility
to improve their practice.
- CEC has responsibility to assist special education professionals
in improving their practice.
BELIEVE. . .
- special education professionals have knowledge and skills to share with
education and other professionals to meet the diverse learning needs of
individuals with exceptionalities.
- special education professionals should practice in a manner
consistent with CEC's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional
- special education professionals have a responsibility to collaborate
with other professionals who work with individuals with exceptionalities
to improve the delivery of instruction.
- governments have a responsibility to assure the provision of a free and
appropriate education for all individuals with exceptionalities.
- CEC is committed to an international orientation to all of
its professional activities.
BELIEVE. . .
- CEC shapes the future of education by fulfilling its mission.
CEC CODE OF ETHICS
We declare the following
principles to be the Code of Ethics for educators of persons with
exceptionalities. Members of the special education profession are
responsible for upholding and advancing these principles. Members
of The Council for Exceptional Children agree to judge and be judged
by them in accordance with the spirit and provisions of this Code.
Special education professionals are committed to developing the
highest educational and quality of life potential of individuals
i. Special education professionals promote and maintain a high level of competence
and integrity in practicing their profession.
ii. Special education professionals engage in professional activities
which benefit exceptional individuals, their families, other colleagues,
students, or research subjects.
iii. Special education professionals exercise objective professional
judgment in the practice of their profession.
iv. Special education professionals strive to advance their knowledge
and skills regarding the education of individuals with exceptionalities.
v. Special education professionals work within the standards
and policies of their profession.
vi. Special education professionals seek to uphold and improve
where necessary the laws, regulations, and policies governing the
delivery of special education and related services and the practice
of their profession.
vii. Special education professionals do not condone nor participate
in unethical or illegal acts, or violate professional standards
adopted by the Delegate Assembly of CEC.
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