YEC Editorial Board Call for Doctoral Student Reviewers & Doctoral Reviewer Mentors

Call for Doctoral Student Reviewers DEC’s Young Exceptional Children (YEC) journal is continuing our tradition of supporting doctoral students with opportunities to serve as journal reviewers. This experience will prepare doctoral students to engage in meaningful and respectful reviews of submissions to YEC. Through mentorship from current YEC reviewers, doctoral Students will learn to critically evaluate manuscripts, write informative reviews for editors and authors, and make recommendations for publication. Each member of the doctoral student guest reviewer board must have a faculty mentor who commits to guiding the doctoral student’s development as a reviewer. After successful review expe

Three Days of Action for Home Visiting begins Tuesday, October 24th

Join DEC and other members of the Home Visiting Coalition in calling, tweeting, and emailing your Senators and Congressmen to STOP their inaction which allowed funding to expire two weeks ago for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). We need to make sure we keep up the pressure on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes federal funding for home visiting for five years without a harmful state match. Ask your Members of Congress to #RenewMIECHV! On Tuesday, October 24 – CALL your members of Congress. You can look up your senators here and your representative here. It’s also important to make calls to leadership in both the House and Senate.

DEC Executive Board Elections Are Open Now!

Your Vote is Your Voice! “Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote.” – Walter H. Judd It's time to elect new members to the DEC Executive Board! Help us make this year the year that EVERY MEMBER VOTES! As DEC members, voting is your right and responsibility. Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership at DEC.​ We need leaders ready to support our big ideas such as dissemination of the Recommended Practices!As we build relationships with a new administration and prepare for reauthorization of IDEA, we need leaders that can support advocacy efforts focused on the needs of young children with disabilities and other special needs, their families, and th

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