Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yes I Can! Awards

Every year at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention, we have an awards ceremony that is inspirational, motivational, and can move you like nothing else can. This is something you don’t want to miss if you ever attend this event. Click on this link to see a video Senator Kennedy speaks at CEC's 2008 Yes I Can! Awards. Please read the message below and consider nominating a student for this award. You can be a teacher, administrator, or a parent. Please help recognize students who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments!

From CEC:
Through the Yes I Can! Awards, students with disabilities -- some for the first time in their lives -- are recognized for their accomplishments. The Yes I Can! Awards honor students with disabilities who have excelled in one of nine categories:

• Arts• Academics• Athletics
• Community Service• Employment• Extracurricular Activities
• Independant Living Skills• Self Advocacy• Technology

Each Yes I Can! winner has a special moment in the spotlight as he or she is presented with a statue and the audience learns of the student’s accomplishments at the Yes I Can! Awards Ceremony, held at CEC’s Annual Convention & Expo. The winners and their families are also treated to a special field trip. Plus, each student who is nominated receives a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Nominate a student(s) who deserves recognition for his or her achievements.

Also, please let your colleagues know about the Yes I Can! Awards. Click here for a flyer you can distribute to educators and parents.

Nominations must be postmarked by Oct. 14, 2008.

For more information and a nomination form for the Yes I Can! Awards, go to Click on About CEC, then Yes I Can! Awards.”

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