Supporting special education leaders today and in the future.

Vision

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 19-21, 2022

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 2, 2022.
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.   June 2023 
Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education:  www.tcase.org
Region 4 Education Service Center:  www.esc4.net
Council for Exceptional Children:  www.cec.sped.org

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GCASE Fall Forum Oct. 19-21

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Upcoming Events

GCASE Summer Meeting  –  June  2023

Fall Forum – October 19- 21, 2022

GCASE Law Conference – December 2, 2022

GCASE Summer Luncheon & Business Meeting

June 6 @ Brasserie du Parc. Meet new GCASE Board, honor our retirees and network with your area special education colleagues. For more information email info@gcasehouston.com

GCASE Scholarship Applications Due March 23, 2022

Please refer to the scholarship tab on our website for information and the application!

GCASE 2022 Scholarships

Check back in early January for GCASE Scholarship information!!!

GCASE Law Conference Now Open for Registration!!

The GCASE Law Conference will be held on December 3 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston.  Click on the Law Conference tab at the top of this page for registration and payment information.  The flyer is also attached here for your reference!  Hope to see you next...

Law Conference Registration Available Next Week

Please check back for registration for the December 3 GCASE Law Conference. Details are being finalized this week.

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 info@gcasehouston.com

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.
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