translogoThe Montana Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) envisions a learning community characterized by care, respect, and advocacy for all individuals.

“Our Mission”

MCEC, a non-profit association, accomplishes its vision 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 underserved individuals with exceptionalities; and by helping the learning community become leaders in achieving effective professional practice.

Our Beliefs

Consistent with the Council for Exceptional Children”

WE BELIEVE… in advocating for the advancement of the education for all individuals.

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 education opportunities for all individuals.

In the development of preventative programs and services for children deemed to be at risk.

In the opportunity for lifelong education for all individuals.

WE BELIEVE… full participation of all individuals enriches all communities.

Education is a collaborative effort among learners, educators, families, communities, governments, businesses, and industries.

WE BELIEVE… qualified professionals are essential to meeting the diverse educational needs of all individuals.

All education professionals have a continuing responsibility to improve their practice.

MCEC has responsibility to assist all professionals in improving their practice.

WE BELIEVE… all education professionals have knowledge and skills to share with education and other professionals to meet the diverse learning needs of individuals with exceptionalities.

All special education professionals have a responsibility to collaborate with other professionals who work with individuals to improve the delivery of instruction.

WE BELIEVE… governments have a responsibility to assure the provision of a free and appropriate education for all individuals.

WE BELIEVE… MCEC shapes the future of education by fulfilling its vision.