Pat Sitlington Emerging Research Award

Below are the guidelines for the Pat Sitlington Emerging Research Award.

For a proposal submission to be considered for this award, follow this link.   Be sure to choose the Sitlington Graduate Emerging Researcher Award Strand!  The proposal submission guidelines are provided below.

Pat Sitlington Emerging Res Award

Graduate Student & Early-Career Faculty Social

Dear DCDT Student Members,

April is fast approaching and that means that the 2015 CEC Convention in San Diego is almost here!  I hope that those of you able to attend are ready for a few fun-filled days of learning, networking, and socializing.

 I am writing to you  to let you know about a networking and socializing opportunity for graduate students and early-career faculty at this year’s CEC Convention:

 Graduate Student & Early-Career Faculty Social (Wednesday, 4/8 @ 7:30 PM)

The graduate student and early-career faculty social is an opportunity for networking in a more social environment. Additionally, DCDT Board and Research Committee members will be in attendance.  This year’s social will be held at the Tequila Bar & Grille in the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina (333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA).  As always, drinks are on your own.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP online.  

DCDT 2015 Conference- Portland Oregon

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

Click on the picture or here to go to the conference page

Portland SAVE THE DATE.pdf

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.

Non-Academic Behaviors Associated with Post-School Success. 
This Fast Fact provides an analysis of the secondary transition qualitative and quantitative research literature to build constructs and lists of student non-academic behaviors associated with post-high school employment and education.

Click Here to Access All of the Fast Facts

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.

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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