DCDT Mission

 

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The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.

 

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  1. Career development and transition are the cornerstones for successful transition and positive post-school outcomes.
  2. Career development and transition activities promote self-sufficiency at a critical time in the growth and development of individuals with exceptionalities.
  3. Career development and transition processes are developmental and should have a life planning perspective.
  4. Career development and transition processes should address the culturally relevant preferences, strengths, and needs of youth, maximizing equity in post-school outcomes across disability, racial/ethnicity, socioeconomic, linguistic, and other home/school community characteristics.
  5. Career development and transition interventions should focus on the individuals and promote self-determination.
  6. Career development and transition processes assume and require interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration, and new connections among parents and professionals in education, community services, and employment sectors.