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DCDT Awards Nominations

DCDT Call for 2015 Awards Nominations

Would you like to honor an outstanding contributor to our field?

The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) is accepting nominations for awards given to people who have made outstanding contributions in the field of secondary education and transition for students with disabilities. Each candidate must be a member in good standing of DCDT at the time of nomination, with the exception of nominees for the Employer of the Year. Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2015. The awards will be given out at the 2015 DCDT International Conference in Portland, OR. 

A full description of each award and nomination guidelines are through the link below.

DCDT Awards Criteria

Transition Resource Guide

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. 

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DCDT 2015 Conference- Portland Oregon

19th DCDT Conference Portland Oregon: “Blazing New Trails in Transition"
November 5-7, 2015

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Portland SAVE THE DATE.pdf

Tentative list of sessions/posters for 2015 conference

Sessions for Thursday/Friday/Saturday

Posters for Thursday/Friday

Registration and Fee Information.

Link for registration:
To register for the conference, scroll down and click the Register button in the right hand corner.

Preconference Workshops, Wednesday November 4th

1. Oregon’s Youth Transition Program

2. Making a Difference for Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

3. Interagency Collaboration in an Imperfect World: The CIRCLES Model Description

4. Engaging Families as Partners to Achieve High Expectations

Research & Evaluation Networking Reception  Wednesday, November 4, 4:30-6:00




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 (

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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