Illinois Subdivision of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
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The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a nonprofit organization advocating for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families. Founded in 1973, the Division is dedicated to promoting policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children. Children with special needs include those who have disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted or talented, and are at risk of future developmental problems.

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The Illinois Division of Early Childhood is sponsored by the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.