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    CEC Webinars

    Sexuality Education for Young People with Disabilities
    May 8, 2014, 4-5 p.m. ET

    Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse: Strategies for Grades K-7
    October 9, 2014, 4-5 p.m. ET



Topical Posts:

Each month, each of the four DCDD Constituent Chairs share an informational message with the DCDD membership.  The messages are designed to support and enhance the teaching, learning and performance of students with communication based disabilities.  

DCDD Constituent Chairs

Severe Disabilities: Susan Bruce
Deaf & Hard of Hearing: John Luckner
Speech & Language Learning Disabilities:  Diane Paul
Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers: Suzanne Raschke

You are encouraged to read and share the DCDD Constituent Chair messages with your peers.

Special Project: Prevention of Maltreatment

On April in 2011 the DCDD Board decided to establish the prevention of maltreatment as experienced by children with disabilities as a "Special Project" of emphasis.  This decision was based upon an analysis of existing CEC policy, standards and advocacy concerning the prevention of maltreatment.  This decision lead to presentations at the 2011, 2012 and the 2013 National CEC Convention and the publication of an article entitled "Protecting the Most Vulnerable From Abuse" in the ASHA LEADER.  

DCDD is now collaborating with Hands & Voices and Kidpower International on the "O.U.R. Children Project."  This Project is exploring if, and if so how, parents and professionals can integrate IFSP, IEP, and/or 504 documents to include the knowledge and skills needed to help children be both safe and successful in their school settings.  A series of documents, entitled "Silence is NOT an Option" are now being developed and reviewed for possible use in this work.  

DCDD members interested in learning more about this effort to prevent the maltreatment of children with disabilities are encouraged to review the hyperlinked documents and to contact Harold Johnson (hjohnson4deafed@gmail.com) for more information. The safety and success of our children depends on you.

Become a DCDD member:

DCDD provides informational support, collaborative opportunities and recognition to professionals who work with students with communication based disabilities.  

"10 Ways to Get Involved w/ DCDD"

Please "click" HERE to join the DCDD community of learners.

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Who are DCDD members & what do they want?

DCDD members represent a diverse group of professionals who work with a wide range of students with communication based disabilities.  Learn more about this group via our annual survey data.  The data provides information concerning their professional roles, informational preferences, instructional challenges and much more.  Annual survey data is used by the DCDD Board to refine and develop programs and services for the DCDD membership.  Please share this information with your peers and encourage them to join the DCDD community of learners.  

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