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. The date is October 16-18, 2024.  

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 TBA  December 2024
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 13, 2024 
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Upcoming Events

GCASE Summer Meeting  –   June13, 2024

Fall Forum – October 16-18, 2024

GCASE Law Conference – TBA December  2024

GCASE Scholarships – Open for Application

  GCASE Scholarship Description Application 2024 District personnel may now apply for GCASE Scholarships for which they are eligible.  Application deadline is March 20, 2024.  Email for more information or any questions.  

GCASE Law Conference – December 1

To register online and/or pay by credit card, click this link:

GCASE Fall Forum Registration Now Open!!

Mark your calendar for our annual Fall Retreat, October 18-20, 2023- Details and registration information can be found on the flyer.  Use the attached form to register for the retreat. Email for questions or more information.  

GCASE Scholarship Application Now Available

GCASE Scholarship Description Application 20232,  The GCASE scholarship process is now open.  If you are interested the application, along with supporting documents need to be submitted by March 22, 2023 to info@gcasehouston. com.

GCASE Law Conference- December 2, 2022

GCASE Dec 2022 Registration Form.docx   Registration for the Law Conference is now available. Refer to the flier for more information.  Individuals paying by credit card can do so on the Law Conference tab located at the top of the home page.  Larger groups can pay by...

GCASE Fall Forum Now Open For Registration

Fall Forum Registration Flier - 2023         Mark your calendar for our annual Fall Retreat, October 18-20, 2023- Details and registration information can be found on the flyer. Use the attached form to register for the retreat. Email for...

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

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!!!
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