Working to make a difference for children
who display challenging behavior


Links to state and national organizations

Professional growth is a necessity in the field of special education. To stay abreast of new, research based techniques, parents, teachers, and other professionals depend on magazines, journals, and newsletters provided by professional organizations to keep informed. This section of the Behavior Home Page provides relevant links to professional organizations you may find helpful.

The Kentucky Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (KYCCBD)

The KYCCBD is a state subdivision of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Though we are a membership organization, visitors should find useful information related to children with behavior disorders in our on-line newsletter.

Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD)

CCBD is an international professional organization committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with behavioral and emotional disorders. CCBD, whose members include educators, parents, mental health personnel, and a variety of other professionals, actively pursues quality educational services and program alternatives for persons with behavioral disorders, advocates for the needs of such children and youth, emphasizes research and professional growth as vehicles for better understanding behavioral disorders, and provides professional support for persons who are involved with and serve children and youth with behavioral disorders..

Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KY-CEC)

The primary purpose of this council shall be to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. Specifically, the council intends to assist and provide support to The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in all its efforts on behalf of persons with exceptionalities, and to participate in all appropriate governance activities of CEC subject to the generalsupervision and control of CEC.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.