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Awards

Business Award

The MO-CEC Business Award was established in 2007 to recognize a business or corporation that has promoted and provided for the enhancement and employment of individuals with exceptionalities in order to promote and support their full participation in the community.

Richard S. and Nelle Dabney Merit Award

This award was started in 1971 through the efforts of Robert S. Dabney, a past Missouri director of Special Education, to recognize and encourage those who will shape the future of special education. Nelle Dabney served as the Director of Special Education in Kansas City. 

Joan Davis Special Merit Award

In 1973, the MO-CEC Board of Directors established the Joan Davis Special Merit Award. Joan Davis was a student with multiple handicaps attending Avila College. She was preparing for a career in Special Education and personified the ideals promoted by the Council for Exceptional Children.

Paraprofessional of the Year Award

This award was first presented in 2004 by MO-CEC Board of Directors to recognize an outstanding individual who has collaborated significantly in the field of Special Education in the State of Missouri. The award is given to a paraprofessional for their exemplary practice of assisting students with disabilities.

The Partner in Education Award

This award, established by MO-CEC in 1995, is presented to an outstanding individual who has collaborated significantly within the field of special education in the State of Missouri. 

Missouri Special Education Teacher of the Year

On January 12, 1985, the MO-CEC Board of Directors established the Missouri Special Education Teacher of the Year Award. The recipient will become Missouri’s nominee for the CEC Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award. Past nominees may be re-nominated.

Last Updated:  2 February, 2021

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