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The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilites and other special needs and their families. 

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We look forward to seeing you at the 30th Annual DEC Conference for a great opportunity to learn from leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners, network with colleagues and foster new relationships and collaborations among professionals in the field. See you in St. Louis!

Thank you,
Ted Burke (Conference Chair) & Chris Spence (Conference Co-Chair)