IDADD Mini Grants!

IDADD Offers a Mini Grant for students with autism and/or multiple and severe disabilities

Your IDADD Board is pleased to share information about the $350 mini-grant we are sponsoring.  The mini-grant is intended to support innovative instruction for students with autism and/or multiple and severe disabilities.  Applicants must be a member of CEC and the DADD subdivision and be currently teaching students with autism and/or multiple and severe disabilities ages 3 – 21.

The mini-grant proposal will include a rationale, how students with autism and/or multiple and severe disabilities will benefit, and a detailed budget of how the money will be spent.  The proposal rationale will be no longer than 500 words.  Proposals must be discussed with and supported by a building administrator.

The award recipient will be expected to share reflections about how use of this award supported innovative instruction for students with autism and/or multiple and severe disabilities and the impact of that innovative instruction.  The reflections presentation will take place at the IDADD subdivision meeting/luncheon at the 2018 Idaho CEC Conference.

Proposals are due by January 31st.  The online 2018 IDADD Mini-Grant Application is available at Mini-grant applications will undergo a blind review by the IDADD Board, with personally identifiable information redacted. The mini-grant will be awarded by February 28, 2018.

If you have any questions or need more information about the mini-grant, please contact Karren Streagle at or 208-317-4894.

Congratulations New Idaho CEC Board members!

Idaho CEC has recently completed its elections for individuals to serve on the Idaho CEC board beginning in January 2018.  Thank you to those of you who ran for office.  We are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals across the state who are committed to serving Idaho CEC and the field of special education.  We are excited to welcome the following new members to the Idaho CEC board:

William Morriss, Vice President

Luisa Lowry, Secretary

Sue Shelton, Representative

Idaho CEC would also like to recognize and thank our board members who will be completing or ending their terms of office at the end of 2017.   Their dedication to Idaho CEC and to exceptional learners all across the state is noted and appreciated.  Thank you to the following for your service:

Julian Duffey, Past President

Tracy Thornton, Secretary

Alexandra Hollingshead, Representative

Karren Streagle, Representative

A huge thank you to all Idaho CEC members for your membership in and contributions to Idaho CEC, our professional organization for special education providers.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other board members if you have suggestions about how Idaho CEC can better serve you in your professional roles.  More information about the activities of Idaho CEC and its subdivisions can be found on our website at

Thank You for another successful and inspiring Idaho CEC Fall Conference

Mary Robinson, our CEC President-Elect and the Idaho CEC board put on a wonderful conference this year. We hope that everyone who attended our conference found valuable new tools, information, technology, strategies, and inspiration that will positively affect our students with disabilities in Idaho schools and in our communities. We thank you all, our attendees, for choosing the Idaho Council for Exceptional Children in meeting your professional development needs. Our annual conference would not take place without out attendees, the dedication and ingenuity of our Idaho CEC Board and the generosity and support of our sponsors.  We hope to see you all again at next years conference.


The 2018 Fall Conference is scheduled to take place in early October in Boise, Idaho. Stay tuned for more information. If you have suggestions for keynote speakers or request for specific topics for our 2018 conference please contact us at

Are you interested in taking a more active role in providing professional development for special education professionals? Do you know someone who may want to serve as an Idaho CEC board member? If you or someone you know is interested in serving children with disabilities in Idaho please contact the Idaho CEC at