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CDTEI- Call for Practitioner-Focused Papers

With the 2016 volume year, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (CDTEI) will begin publishing four issues per year. Concurrent with this change, CDTEI has developed a new section, “Transition in Practice,” and is seeking practitioner-focused contributions via its submission portal ( as of September 1, 2015.

The official journal of the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)–CEC, CDTEI focuses on the fields of secondary education, transition, and career development of persons with documented disabilities and/or special needs. Suggested topics for the new section include, but are not limited to:

·  Strategies for implementing secondary transition evidence-based practices with youth with disabilities

·  Application of instructional technology to support the transition of youth with disabilities

·  Conducting transition assessment

·  Transition program evaluations

·  Strategies for increasing family involvement

·  Strategies for increasing culturally responsive transition planning

·  Strategies for increasing collaboration with community agencies and businesses

For author guidelines, go to the submission portal ( and under the Resources head, click on the link “Instructions & Forms.” A pop-up window will appear; click on the Author Guidelines link to download them.

Beginning September 1, 2015, CDTEI will be INVITING SUBMISSIONS for the new Transition in Practice section of the journal through its on-line portal at:

Address further inquiries to the Transition in Practice Associate Editor, Valerie L. Mazzotti (

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DCDT Mission

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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DCDT 2016 Call for Proposals

Thinking sunshine and flip-flops? Submit your proposal for the DCDT 2016 International Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Submission Deadline: April 22, 2016

Please review the attached documents before submitting

  2016 DCDT-Guidelines-Call-for-Proposals.docx  

We encourage graduate students to submit their work to the DCDT conference and be considered for the Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award-Pat L. Sitlington Emerging Research Award Guidelines

Remember that all presenters must be fully registered. Notification for acceptance will be in mid-June.

Link for proposals:

Questions:  Dr. Cindi Nixon,

Transition Resource Guide- Updated March 2016

The Transition Resource Guide contains frequently used low-cost/ no-cost web-based transition resources available to professionals, students with disabilities, and their families.The tables contain resources for professional development, teacher use, student use, and parent/family use. This resource table with be updated on a tri-monthly basis to ensure all information is up-to-date and current. 

Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2016 DCDT newsletter is now available.  Spring 2016 Newsletter