Supporting special education leaders today and in the future.


Membership Benefits

GCASE provides educators professional development, resources and scholarships to enhance the quality of services for students with disabilities.
  • Network of professionals who provide support, ideas and understanding.
  • Resources, resources and more resources.
  • Professional learning through conferences and retreats.
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Opportunities for leadership at the regional level.
  • Conference discounts.
  • GCASE Membership Form

Belief Statements

  • We believe special education administrators influence change to improve outcomes and opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • We believe educators seeking advancement in special education benefit from quality professional learning, scholarships and resources.
  • We believe students with disabilities deserve high quality educators.

Primary Conferences

The GCASE Fall Forum is a retreat for current or aspiring special education administrators that is typically held annually in October at Camp Allen in Navasota.  Due to safety concerns for this upcoming school year only, the date has changed.  Focus of the GCASE Fall Forum is to expand networking opportunities, share resources, address current trends and topics in special education and renewal. New date is October 20 – 22, 2021

The GCASE Law Conference is held at the Houston Galleria in December of each year.  It is intended for principals, assistant principals and special education personnel.  Focus of the GCASE Law Conference is to keep administrators up-to-date on the legal requirements in special education and aware of any legislative updates. New date is  December 3, 2021.
GCASE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is a luncheon held at the end of each school year and the location varies.  This is open to all current GCASE members.  Focus of the GCASE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is to honor retirees, review updated elections for the GCASE Board and begin preliminary planning for the Fall Forum and Law Conference.   TBA June, 2022
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Upcoming Events

GCASE Summer Meeting  – TBA June 2022

Fall Forum – October 20- 22, 2021

GCASE Law Conference – TBA December 2021

GCASE Fall Forum Now Open For Registration

Fall Forum Registration Flier - 2021Fall Forum will be held at Camp Allen October 20-22.  Please refer to the flier for details and registration information.  Any questions?  email

GCASE Summer Luncheon and Business Meeting

June 10, 2021 @ The Rustic - Uptown Park 11:00 am - Board Meeting (for the Executive Board & Regional Representatives) 12:00 pm- 2:00pm - Luncheon for Members and Retirees Join us for introduction to our new Board Members and recognition of our recent and past...

GCASE Law Conference

The Law Conference is now open for registration.  Please refer to the attached flier or the Law Conference tab at the top of the website page for online registration.  This year we have 2 attendance options, In-Person or Remote/Virtual for those participants who may...

GCASE Law Conference

Date change to January 15, 2021. The original date for this event was December 3, 2020, but due to Covid related travel restrictions for district staff, we have moved the conference to early next year. Stay tuned for registration details as they are confirmed!

Fall Forum Date Change!

The date of the annual GCASE Fall Forum (originally scheduled for October 21-23, 2020) has changed! The new date is April 28-30, 2021. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Please mark your calendars.

GCASE 2020 Scholarships

Scholarships were awarded June 1 - Please click on our scholarship tab to see a list of these deserving award recipients!

Scholarship Deadline April 21

GCASE Scholarship Application Deadline Extended! Deadline extended to April 21, 2020. Due to many districts & charter schools not returning to class until April 10th, those applying for the GCASE Scholarships have additional time in which to submit documents to...

GCASE Scholarships

The GCASE Scholarship Application Is Now Available! Refer to the Scholarship tab at the top of this page for information and the application. Application Due March 24, 2020!

GCASE Law Conference Registration is now open!

GCASE Law Conference 2019 FlyerDownload To register by check or P.O., download the registration form. If registering by credit card, please be sure to include your district, charter or agency to be assigned a table with your peers. You can email

GCASE Law Conference – Dec. 13, 2019

Registration will be open the week of October 21.  Stay tuned!
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