The DCDT Publications Committee has some interesting updates! The most exciting news is that the first article for the Transition in Practice section of Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (CDTEI) was published in the February 2016 issue. The article, titled “Collaborative Assessment in Employment Planning: Transition Assessment and the Discovery Process,” was authored by Bradley S. Stevenson and Catherine H. Fowler.
Transition in Practice provides opportunities for (a) authors to submit manuscripts that translate their secondary transition research into practice and (b) practitioners to publish information about secondary transition research-based strategies, programs, and assessments to inform professional practice and improve outcomes for youth with disabilities. As the official journal of the Division on Career Development and Transition, CDTEI is a member benefit that provides the latest research and position papers on the activities, programs, and issues in the field of secondary transition.
CDTEI is INVITING SUBMISSIONS for the section through its online portal (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cdtei). Author guidelines can be obtained at the log-in page of this site under the Resources head; click on the link “Instructions &Forms.” Further inquiries may be sent to Val Mazzotti as the Transition in Practice associate editor, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Publications Committee is also working on a Youth with Disabilities section for the DCDT website. This section will have its own tab on the site and provide student-friendly information and resources (e.g., videos, e-mentoring, links to helpful transition-focused websites) related to transition for youth and young adults with disabilities. Finally, the Publications Committee will be partnering with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) to develop “How To” modules and resources focused on implementation of specific secondary transition predictors. The intent will be to provide practitioners and transition personnel with “how to” information related to implementation of the predictors as a means to improve and strengthen secondary transition programs and practices.
As a committee, we are working diligently to ensure we have useful and pertinent publications for researchers, practitioners, families, and youth. If there are ideas that you have for publications, please feel free to email me. We have some ideas in the works related to resources for youth with disabilities and families. We are also partnering with the DCDT Research Committee to identify pertinent publications that should be available to researchers in secondary transition.