Happy 2021 to all of our members! It is our sincere hope that you and your family members are healthy and safe as we leave 2020 behind us and hope for a better year in 2021. I would like to apologize for being out of touch recently. COVID-19 has made life challenging for everyone, and I am no exception. Life is slowly returning to a new normal, however, and I would like to update everyone on some plans we are making for 2021.
We have all learned a lot about how to work virtually this year. ACEC is planning on putting this knowledge to use to develop and host our first ever virtual conference! Our plan is to coordinate this with our next AGM, which will take place in June 2021. More details will follow soon, so look for more information via email and on the Canadian Community of the CEC website. If you are interested in helping with our conference, please email me.
ACEC is also planning to hold a virtual Yes I Can awards in 2021! We will be sending you information on the various categories available and how to nominate a student for these awards. We are also looking for ACEC members to sit on our nominations committee to help vet nominations and select winners for these awards. If you are interested please send me an email.
Plans are in the works among our Canadian CEC units to resurrect the Canadian Coffee Party at the CEC convention in 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Historically, we have passed along a "red suitcase" to the provincial unit designated to host the next event. It contains promotional materials and other useful information and supplies. It has mysteriously vanished, however, and rumor has it that it might be hiding somewhere in Alberta. If you have any information about the whereabouts of the red suitcase, please let me know.
Our ACEC executive is happy to hear from you at any time to discuss ideas and issues facing students with exceptional needs. Are executive members are:
President Shawn Crawford
Secretary Jan Palmer
Treasurer Dwaine Souveny
Member at large Kayla McGougan
As always, the ACEC welcomes your feedback and questions. Please feel free to contact us via our website. Have a great start to 2021!!
Shawn Crawford, PhD. (R. Psych.)