The worldwide mission of the Council for Exceptional Children is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.

CEC accomplishes its mission, which is carried out in support of special education professionals and others working on behalf of individuals with exceptionalities, by advocating for appropriate governmental policies, by setting professional standards, by providing continuing professional development, by advocating for newly and historically under served individuals with exceptionalities, and by helping professionals achieve the conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

 CEC is a non-profit organization concerned with the education and well-being of exceptional individuals was founded in 1922. There are now over 24,000 members representing state units, Canadian providences, university students, divisions, as well as countries throughout the world.

CA CEC Executive Committee

 – Rachael (Raquel) Gonzales, Ed.D

President Elect – 
Carolyn Nunes, M.Sp.Ed

Treasurer – 
Connie Withers

Secretary – 
Lisa Simpson, Ed.D.

RA Representative North – 
Kevin Oh, Ph.D.

RA Representative South – Theresa Copple M.Sp.Ed

Orange County Chapter 188  Representative
 – Debra Cote, Ph.D.

Membership Chair
 – Susan Jennings

CAN Coordinator – Jerry Hime

Scholarship Chair – Mike Grimes, Ed.D.

Yes I Can Chair  – Nathan Swett M.Sp.Ed ATP

Executive Director – 
John H. Hess, Ed.D.

Webmaster – Nathan Swett M.Sp.Ed ATP