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Mission & Vision

DDEL'S Mission:

To improve, through professional excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities.


DDEL'S Vision:

DDEL is an education organization renowned for its leadership in advancing knowledge and practice, and shaping policy to enhance the quality of life for diverse individuals with exceptionalities. DDEL's commitment to forging partnerships results in solutions to persistent and emerging barriers to social justice. DDEL is recognized globally for its expertise and advocacy.


Core Values

  • Diversity, social justice and equity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Advocacy
  • Inquiry leading to the development of practices that attend to unique learner characteristics

DDEL's 5-Year Strategic Plan

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Initially Organized:
April 1989

Formally Affiliated:
July 1, 1990

Charter Date:
1993 CEC Convention

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Last Updated:  8 March, 2021

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