Early Childhood Conference Scholarships

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  • Are you a family member of a child with a disability?
  • Is your child between the ages of 0 (birth) and 8?
  • Are you interested in attending the DEC 2017 conference, October 4th – 6th in Portland, Oregon?


The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) provides scholarships to members of families with young children (between ages 0 and 8) with special needs. The Family Scholarship covers the cost of conference registration for the family members who apply to attend.

Application Process

DEC requests that parents/families provide the following information:

  • Information about their child
  • Their goals for their child
  • Why they’re interested in attending the conference
  • How they plan to use the information they learn at the conference

Registration Process

Once DEC receives an application, we will send the family member(s) a discount code for 100% off conference registration.

We request that family members register for the conference as soon as they receive their letter of acceptance.

Apply for a Conference scholarship


This year, DEC will be providing 3 (THREE!) $500 financial aid packages for families to help with travel, accommodations, and logistics.

Apply for Financial Aid

Learn More

Click here for conference schedule, list of keynote speakers, and family opportunities at the DEC Conference.

Note: You do not need to be a DEC member to apply or attend.


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