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Call for Proposals: NYS CEC Convention 2016 – Buffalo, NY – Nov. 4-5, 2016

It is with great excitement that NYS CEC announces the opening of the call for proposals for the 63rd annual conference to be held November 4-5, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. The theme this year is Success for All, and we are looking for proposals that address evidence-based practices, transition, autism, and other issues in SPED. Please go to the NYS CEC website to submit your proposal, and share the information/flyer with others who may be interested.

Proposals are being accepted online at


Dr. Lauren Lindstrom explores the inexorable link between disability and poverty

An interview on SAGE Connection in reference to a special issue of CDTEI on disability and poverty: “In a time of global economic downturn, it’s no surprise that extended implications of poverty are critically relevant in the domain of special needs study. The May 2014 special issue of Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals which can be accessed free through the end of the year explores this matter and its effects on the career trajectories of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In their studies, guest editor Dr. Lauren Lindstrom Associate Dean of Research and Academics, University of Oregon with her team of contributing researchers, expound the causes, concerns, and consequences of the poverty and disability dynamic in career development and advancement.”

via Dr. Lauren Lindstrom explores the inexorable link between disability and poverty | SAGE Connection – Insight.

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Call for Proposals for the 2014 NYS CEC Convention

Call for Proposals for the 2014 NYS CEC Convention October 31-­‐November 1, 2014 Syracuse, NY THEME:  “Leading Improvement for Children with Disabilities”

Topical Strands:

  • Teacher Education
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Technology for Diverse Learners
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Transition
  • Best Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities
  • New York State & Federal Policies

Click on the link below for more information.  Share your expertise!

CEC Call for Proposals

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NYS DCDT Board Member Nominations

The New York State Division of Career Development and Transition Nominating Committee will accept the nomination of any member in good standing of the association, including Self-nominations for the position of Board member for consideration during the NYS DCDT Annual Meeting. All nomination forms must be accompanied by a short biography or resume of the nominee, two letters of nomination for the nominee from DCDT members in good standing, and written consent from the nominee to serve if elected. Self-nominations must be accompanied by two letters of nomination from other DCDT members and the self-nomination letter must include a statement of the person’s willingness to serve if elected. Nominations can be e-mailed to NYS DCDT President Kathryn Ferguson:

Below is the link to the nomination form:


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The New York State DCDT Statewide Institute Registration is Now Open!

The registration for the 2014 New York DCDT Statewide Institute (March 26, 27, and 28, 2014) is now open. The conference will be located at the The Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, NY.  This year’s theme will be Preparing Students and Systems for Multiple Pathways to Graduation.

The New York State DCDT Institute, Preparing Students and Systems for Multiple Pathways to Graduation will be organized along the following strands:

Education and Skills Development — the imparting knowledge and skills to individuals through curriculum and instruction, experiential learning, and work-based learning. Effective education provides individuals with the necessary tools to become productive citizens, pursue higher education and lifelong learning, engage in meaningful employment, and work toward achieving their life goals.

Career Development – designed to help young people prepare for success in postsecondary education, a career, and/or independent living. Preparatory activities include career awareness, career exploration, and career assessment tied to classroom learning; employability skills training; and work experiences.

Youth Development — a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and to achieve his or her full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

Family Involvement — family participation in promoting the social, emotional, physical, academic, and occupational growth of youth. Successful family involvement relies on meaningful collaboration among youth, families, schools, and agencies.

Community Connections — a flexible set of services in partnership with community organizations. accommodations and supports that help youth gain access to postsecondary education, community service, employment, mental and physical health care, access to transportation, access to financial planning advice and management, and participation in leisure or recreational activities, as well as a number of other adult roles.

To view the agenda, learn more, and register, click here!