DCDT Publications & Research

DCDT Publications



Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (CDTEI) This publication Is the official journal of the Division on career development and Transition and is published three times a year. This publication is distributed only to members of DCDT. It presents various articles and position papers dealing with the latest research activities, model programs and issues pertaining to career development and transition.
Co-Editors: David Test and Bob Algozzine
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DCDT Network Newsletters (Members Only)
The Network is published three times a year and distributed to all members of our organization. Editor: Meg Grigal 

Tips for Transition
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) and the Transition Coalition have collected and disseminated these tips in an effort to enhance public access to information about transition activities. Our intention is to provide resources that are current and accurate. We do not endorse or promote any of the products, Web sites, or ideas presented in the tips. Although every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we can make no guarantees.  Please credit the source when copying all or part of this material.  

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Transition Resource Guide

The Transition Resource Table 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. 


Position Papers

Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment : The Position of the Division on Career Development and Transition  Neubert,D.A, Leconte, P.J. (2013) Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 36 (2) 72-83 Abstract Full Article

The Transition of Youth With disabilities to Adult Life: A position statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition" Halpern, A.S. (1994). Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 17(2), 115-124. " Full Article

Clark, G.M., Field, S., Patton, J.R., Brolin, D.E., & Sitlington, P.L. (1994). Career Development For Exceptional Individuals, 17(2), 125-134.  Life Skills instruction: A Necessary Component for All Students with Disabilities: A position statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition" Full Article

Benz, M.R., and Kochhar, C.A. (1996). Career Development For Exceptional Individuals, 19(1), 31-48.  "School-to-Work Opportunities for All Students: A Position Statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition" Full Article

Sitlinton, P.L., Neubert, D.A., & Leconte, P.J. (1997). Career Development For Exceptional Individuals, 20(1), 69-79.  "Transition Assessment: A Position Statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition" Full Article

Field, S., Martin, J., Miller, R., Ward, M. & Wehmeyer, M. (1998). Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 21(2), 113-128.  "Self-Determination for Persons With Disabilities: A Position Statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition" Abstract  Full Article

Blalock, G., Kochhar-Bryant, C. A., Test, D. W., Kohler, P., White, W., Lehman, J., Bassett, D., & Patton, J. (2003). Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 26, 207-226.  "The need for comprehensive personnel preparation in transition and career development: A position statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition. Abstract Full Article

Trainor, A.A., Lindstrom, L., Simon-Burroughs, M., Martin, J.E., & Sorrells, A.M. (2008). Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31, 56-64. "From Marginalized to Maximized Opportunities for Diverse Youths With Disabilities: A Position Paper of the Division on Career Development and Transition"  Abstract Full Article

Morningstar, M. E., Bassett, D. S., Kochhar-Bryant, C., Cashman, J., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2012). Aligning transition services with secondary education reform: A position statement of the Division on Career Development and Transition. Career development and transition for exceptional individuals. Full Article

Mazzotti, V. L., Rowe, D. R., Cameto, R., Test, D. W., & Morningstar, M. (2013). Establishing evidence-based practices and predictors: A position paper of DCDT. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 36, 140-151. doi: 10.1177/2165143413503365 Abstract Full Article

DCDT Publications for Sale

The following publications are available for purchase on the CEC websitewith discounted prices for members.
  • Transition of Secondary Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders — D. Cheney. (2004). #D5659.
  • Aligning Transition and Standards-Based Education: Issues and Strategies — C. A. Kochhar-Bryant and D. S. Bassett. (2003). #P5526.
  • The Role of Families in Secondary Transition; A Practitioner's Facilitation Guide — D. Wandry and A. Pleet. (2003). #P5530.
  • A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination — S. Field, J. Martin, B. Miller, M. Ward, & M. Wehmeyer. (1997). #P5231.
  • Integrating Transition Planning in the IEP Process — L.L. West, S. Corbey, A. Boyer-Stephens, B. Jones, R.J. Miller, & M. Sarkees-Wircenski. (1999). #P386S,
  • Transition from School to Life: A Complete University Course for Special Educators. — J.E. Martin and P.D. Kohler. (1998). #P5321.
  • Transition from School to Life: A Workshop Series for Educators and Transition Service Providers - P.D. Kohler, S. Field, M. Izzo, and J. Johnson. (1998). #P5320 (Available from Corwin Press. DCDT members receive a discount by using the priority code D7624.)
  • Assess for Success: Handbook for Transition Assessment (2nd ed.) — P.L. Sitlington, D.A. Neubert, W. Begun, R.C. Lombard, & P.J. Leconte. (2007)