The Council for Exceptional Children, a professional association for special educators, is featuring on its website the inspiring stories of 27 students with disabilities who are this year’s winners of the group’s “Yes I Can!” awards.
The students from around the country and Canada, who received their awards at a special ceremony at CEC’s annual conference last month in Nashville, were selected for excellence in one of nine categories: academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy, and technology.
The website says thousands of children and youths have been recognized since the program’s inception in 1982 to highlight the outstanding work of students with disabilities and educators. Educators can nominate candidates for next year’s awards in June.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.