NYS CEC Awards

The NYS Council for Exceptional Children honors individuals annually for their perseverance, hard work, and advocacy.Recipients are honored at a luncheon held each year during the annual conference. In 2017, this luncheon will be held on Friday, October 20th in Binghamton.


Lifetime Achievement Award: Sharon Raimondi

Professor and Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education between SUNY Buffalo State and University of Buffalo, long-term member & former treasurer of the Council for Exceptional Children, and past president of NYS the Council for Exceptional Children

Excellence in Teaching: Allison Klein

Exemplary special educator & advocate at the John A. Coleman School at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

Excellence in Community Service: Jennifer O'Brien
Advocate, founding Executive Director of Life Is Washable, Inc. (The Magic Paintbrush Project), and Executive Director of American Special Hockey Association