DISES International Round Table

SOFIA, BULGARIA: June 25-30, 2017

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Division of International Special Education and Services

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, promotes knowledge, exchange, collaboration, human rights and advocacy to those who provide services for individuals with disabilities. DISES promotes international communication, cooperation, and progress in education and services for children who have disabilities and/or gifts and talents. DISES serves as a catalyst for the international exchange of special education practice, promotes international research, and sponsors forums for professional development, and establishes networks that foster international association. You can visit the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) website here (http://www.cec.sped.org).

Nominations for the DISES Board of Directors are now being accepted through midnight (EDT) on October 3, 2016. 
The following positions are open on the Board of Directors to begin on January 1, 2017

The description for each position can be accessed through the links provided.

Self-nominations are welcomed.
All nominees and Board of Directors members must be DISES members in good standing and have access to Skype for our frequent transcontinental conference calls.
If you are eligible, or you know someone who is, please send the appropriate nomination materials to Susan O’Rourke, Past President & Chair of the DISES  Elections and ConstitutionCommittee.

 Nominations must be received no later than by October 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST .

Please send:
  1. Nominee’s CV or resume (for review by the Nomination Committee)
  2. A short biographical paragraph (no longer than 85 words to be shared with membership)
  3. Short personal essay (200 word limit to be shared with the membership) explaining nominee’s international experiences in special needs education and how s/he can contribute to the global mission of DISES.
  4. Suitable head-shot photograph (2″ x 2″ – 5 cm x 5 cm)
to DISES by clicking HERE.
All the best,
Susan O’Rourke Ed.D.
Chair Elections & Constitution Committee
Immediate Past President, DISES
Committee Members: Patti Powell and Paula Martins
*  TThe President Elect, President and Immediate Past President each serve for one year terms, each succeeding the other, i.e., the person elected as President Elect will serve for a 3-year period, first as the President Elect, then as the President, and finally as the Immediate Past President.



Port Elizabeth, South Africa

July 2-6, 2018

Watch for more details – coming soon!