Children and Youth Action Network

PolcICEC’s Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) is an organized group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping advance policy affecting students with disabilities and gifts and talents. CAN seeks to (1) effect the necessary governmental changes at the local, state, and federal levels that will make possible the implementation of CEC policies relating to the education of exceptional children; and (2) further vitalize CEC units by providing meaningful vehicles for membership and CEC public visibility.

The Idaho chapter of the CEC is Kristi Young. If you have questions and/or would like to be involved in advocating for Idaho’s Exceptional Children, please contact her at

Hello CEC members,
I wanted to introduce myself. I’m Kristi Young and I am newly appointed as the CAN coordinator for our state and I am honored to serve. I work in the West Ada district as a special education teacher and I also have insights in advocacy as a parent. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you see any legislative news that may affect our children or those who serve our children. I am asking you also if you are interested in attending state open forums or in contacting our legislators, please reach out to me! It takes a village 🙂
The CAN section of the state website has been updated and you can expect to find updates throughout the legislative session and information for accessing the appropriate legislators.
In CEC Service,
Kristi Young