Valuable Professional Publications
As a member of DPHMD, you will stay abreast of recent advances and trends in the field through the division's journal: Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services. This journal provides information on relevant research, instructional innovation, and current issues in education and related services for individuals with physical, health, and multiple disabilities. Go to the Journal page for more information about the journal.
The DPHMD Newsletter provides information about current developments in the field highlighting topics of current interest, political action updates, conference and meeting dates, DPHMD activities, as well as information about CEC activities. Go to the Newsletter page for more information about the DPHMD Newsletter.
DPHMD offers its members opportunities for professional growth and networking with colleagues who share their interests. DPHMD sponsors sessions on the education of individuals with physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, and special health care needs at the CEC Annual International Convention & Expo. Members are invited to submit proposals and make program suggestions. During the convention, DPHMD sponsors daily presentation and poster sessions as well as one DPHMD showcase.
Other Important Benefits
DPHMD has three annual awards which honor the memory of late members. The Elizabeth Wetzel Memorial fund was established to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in preparation programs in physical and/or multiple disabilities. DPHMD also sponsors an annual Joan Wald Baken Award which goes to a professional in the field who makes a difference in the lives of individuals with physical and/or health disabilities. The Albert R. Goldsmith Award provides money for a classroom teacher to purchase materials for his or her classroom. Application information can be found in the Awards section of this site.