What’s coming next?!! NYS DCDT Podcasts!

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In the first NYS DCDT Executive Board Member Andrew Greenwald will be sharing his experience as a Special Education Vocational Teacher in a Special Class setting!  Come and enjoy his stories, his humor, and his passion for supporting students in their transition to life after high school.  You won’t want to miss this!

Coming soon….

Winners of the NYS DCDT Work-Based Learning Mini Grants!

NYS DCDT would like to thank everyone who applied for one of the NYS DCDT mini grants.  The following candidates were awarded in April:

  • Rochester City Schools for “Coffee For All” and “In House Baber”
  • Minisink Valley for a “MV Green” Greenhouse
  • Riverview High School for “Bandanas For A Cause” program

NYS DCDT will be checking in with the winners in January and June for updates which will be posted here for all to see.


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Winner of the Annual Thomas P. Golden Memorial Transition Services Award

Congratulations to Putman Northern Westchester’s Fox Meadow High School for being awarded the first annual Thomas P. Golden Memorial Transition Services Award on May 14th! Their Super Butterfly Enterprise will allow students to partner with to create butterfly gardens and track the migration of the butterflies through North America through a plant/flower sale twice a year. Students will be learning about habitats, migration, purchasing, and selling of plants and flowers to reinvest in the Super Butterfly Enterprise each year.

In addition to being a longtime friend of NYS DCDT, Thomas was an avid gardener and he would be particularly pleased with this project. Thomas was a staunch advocate for developing work-based learning and transition services and this project will support many students while promoting nature and horticulture. Thomas is greatly missed and we plan to continue his vision at NYS DCDT each year by offering this grant in his honor.