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

Registration and Fee Information.

Link for registration:http://www.cvent.com/d/3rq07r
To register for the conference, scroll down and click the Register button in the right hand corner.


Call for Action

DCDT Membership:
From CEC's CAN Organization:

Write a letter to your members of Congress in support of increased appropriations for

Ask your members of Congress to sign on to the following Dear Colleague letters being circulated in the Senate and House: 

  • NCSER - Representative Jared Huffman 
    • Deadline - Today or as soon as possible
    • Message: Ask the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education to support an investment of $70.1 million, the FY 2010 enacted level, for NCSER in fiscal year 2016.


Go to CEC's Legislative Action Center and send a letter today to your members of Congress! The letter has already been prepared and merely needs to be forwarded to your appropriate legislator. Legislator contact information is also provided at the Action Center link.

Fast Facts

The primary purpose of the DCDT Fact Sheets are to disseminate information to the field related to key topics in secondary transition. Currently, the DCDT Fact Sheets focus on a number of topics, including evidence-based predictors of post-school success for youth with disabilities, transition planning and assessment, transition specialist competencies, and recommendations for research in secondary transition.

DCDT Fast Fact Occupational Courses This Fast Fact Defines occupational courses and provides recommendations for teachers, administrators, and families on how to support youth with disabilities in exploring various career pathways and developing specific skills through instruction and experiences focused on their desired employment goals.

 DCDT Fast Fact Community Experiences This Fast Fact Defines community experiences and provides recommendations for teachers, administrators, and families on how to support youth with disabilities in activities occurring outside of the school setting, supported with in-class instruction, where students apply academic, social, and/or general work behaviors and skills.

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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.