Special Education Week is celebrated every year during the last full week of January. This year, Special Education Week will be celebrated from January 24-30, 2021.
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National Special Education Week is celebrated the third full week in May annually. In 2021, Special Education Week will be celebrated May 16-22.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) founded Special Education Week in 1966 to recognize the enormous contributions of individuals who work with children with disabilities and to increase public awareness of individuals with disabilities throughout our nation.
Special education teachers, related service providers, Teacher Assistants, school administrators, university representatives, parents and others who work tirelessly on behalf of children with disabilities and their families are recognized during this special week.
What is Special Education Week?
Special Education Week is a time to celebrate the individuals who dedicate their lives to helping students with disabilities. This year, Special Education Week will be held on October 18-24, 2020. This week is a time to reflect on the achievements of special education students and professionals, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with disabilities.
The History of Special Education Week
Special Education Week was first observed in 1966, during a time when children with disabilities were often excluded from schools and mainstream society. The week was established as a way to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive education for all students.
Since then, Special Education Week has been celebrated annually, typically during the last week of October. This year, Special Education Week will be held from October 25-31.
During Special Education Week, schools and organizations across the country will host events and activities to spread awareness about the importance of special education. These events typically include guest speakers, panel discussions, and workshops on topics related to inclusion and disability rights.
The Purpose of Special Education Week
Special Education Week is observed annually during the first full week of May. The purpose of Special Education Week is to raise awareness about the importance of special education and the challenges faced by students with disabilities and their families. This year, Special Education Week will be observed from May 2-8, 2021. Special Education Week is a great time to learn more about special education and how you can support students with disabilities in your community.
How Is Special Education Week Celebrated?
Special Education Week is celebrated annually in the United States during the first full week of December. It is a time to recognize the dedication and achievements of teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, and all others who work with children and youth with disabilities.
During this week, schools and organizations across the country host events and activities to raise awareness about special education and celebrate the successes of students with disabilities. Many states also declare the week as “Special Education Week” to show support for children and families affected by disabilities.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Special Education Week, check out some of these ideas:
-Share stories and photos on social media using the hashtag #SpecialEdWeek
-Write a letter or email to your child’s teacher or therapists to express your appreciation for their hard work
-Attend an event or activity at your child’s school or therapy center
-Make a donation to a local or national organization that supports children with disabilities and their families
Special Education Week in 2021
This year, Special Education Week is being celebrated from October 25-31. This weeklong event is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of special education and the needs of students with disabilities. Special Education Week is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of students with disabilities and the educators who work tirelessly to support them.
During this week, many special education organizations will be holding events and activities across the United States to bring attention to this important issue. If you are interested in getting involved, there are many ways to do so. You can attend one of the many events being held during Special Education Week, or you can simply take some time to learn more about special education and the challenges that students with disabilities face.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Special Education Week, remember that every day is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.
So there you have it, special education week is October 18th-24th in 2021. This is definitely a time to celebrate and be thankful for all the amazing progress that has been made in the field of special education. Be sure to mark your calendars and join in on the fun!