DCDT 2018 Cedar Rapids

Description of conference and dates Join us October 24-26 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the 2018 DCDT
International Conference

Pre-Conference: October 24, 2018
Conference: October 25-26, 2018

Graduate Students

If you are a graduate student or a faculty member who advises graduate students, please consider entering the Patricia L. Sitlington poster competition to showcase your research. The competition will take place at the DCDT conference in Cedar Rapids, but the submissions are due on April 23 (the same deadline for all DCDT conference proposal submissions). More information about the competition, including guidelines and judging criteria for the written proposal submission and poster presentation, are available here:

Sitlington Graduate Student Research Award Guidelines 

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at
DCDT’s 2018 International Conference, “River of Dreams” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Submission Information

Deadline for Submission:  April 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Decision Date:   June 30, 2018

Link for Submission:  https://tinyurl.com/2018DCDTProposal

You will need to create a log-in. If you submitted a proposal last year, you will need to create a new log-in. Once the proposal is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to review your proposal for any changes before it is reviewed. 

Submission Directions and Information
Review Criteria for Proposals

We are looking for proposals focused on the following strands:

Family/Community Partnerships

Personnel Preparation/Professional Development

Transition to Employment

Transition to Independent Living

Transition to Post-Secondary Education


Transition Assessment 

Culturally Responsive Practices

Innovative Instructional Practices / Use of Technology

Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Sitlington Graduate Student Research Awards

This three day conference provides a host of information and networking opportunities for those interested in improving lives of individuals with disabilities. The missions 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 influence policies affecting career development and transition for persons with disabilities.