Supporting special education leaders today and in the future.


GCASE provides educators professional development, resources and scholarships to enhance the quality of services for students with disabilities.

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.

Membership Benefits

  • 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 Fall Forum – Registration Now Open!

Fall Forum Registration – 2017

Come join us for the GCASE Fall Forum,  “Creating Your Masterpiece”.

Wednesday evening, October 18 through Friday afternoon, October 20, 2017.

Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868

For more information, contact GCASE at

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Congratulations to TCASE Award Recipients

GCASE congratulates recent award recipients at the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education Summer Convention on July 13, 2017.

Dr. Cyndi Short, Clear Creek ISD, was presented Distinguished Director of the Year and Cynthia Peltier, also from Clear Creek ISD was presented Volunteer of the Year.

Thank you for your service to students with disabilities and to our state organization!  We are so very proud of your accomplishments.

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Primary Conferences

The GCASE Fall Forum is a retreat for current or aspiring special education administrators that is held annually in October at Camp Allen in Navasota.  Focus of the GCASE Fall Forum is to expand networking opportunities, share resources, address current trends and topics in special education and renewal. October 18-20, 2017

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. December 8 , 2017
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. Date and location to be announced
Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education:
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Council for Exceptional Children:

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Fall Forum Retreat - Creating Your Masterpiece








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