2020 BEAMS Conference:

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

February 5-8, 2020

Portland, Oregon

The Council for Exceptional Children provides support, continuing education and resources for teachers and families of students in special and gifted education programs. As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared, career-oriented special educators.  CEC also establishes high expectations for implementing evidence-based instructional approaches that address the unique learning needs of exceptional children and youth.

BEAMS Scholars arrive at CEC!


BEAMS Scholars at CEC


 Fun in Portland!


2018 BEAMS Conference:

Teachers and Educators Conference on Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

October 18-20, 2018
Mission Palms Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. It was established in Arizona in 1976 by Dr. Robert B. Rutherford with the mission to disseminate quality research in the field and to help students, educators, and university faculty alike. TECBD began it's mission long before support for students with severe behaviors was the norm. It continues to be a leader for showcasing the very best that our field has to offer (https://education.asu.edu/annual-tecbd-conference).