NYS DCDT Pre-Conference Event: November 8-9, 2016

New York State DCDT Presents The 5th Statewide Institute on Transition TALKING TRANSITION Partnerships to Leverage Success: A Collaborative Forum PRE-CONFERENCE November 8, 2016 4pm to November 9, 2016 11:00am At the Gideon Putman Spa and Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Tuesday. November 8, 2016 – 5pm to 8pm Featuring James Patton, Author and Consultant Keynote: “Transition: Why It Has Mattered & Why It Must Continue to Matter” Session will highlight the importance of transition planning on the lives of students who have special needs from historical and a futuristic perspective. Meet and Greet Reception: Network with others working in the field of Transition and spend some time talking to presenters and participants at the conference Heavy hors d’oeuvre & Cash Bar.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:30am to 11:00am 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast; 8:30 -11:00 Welcome Keynote and Keynote Address:

  • Angelica Infante-Green — Deputy Commissioner, NYSED Office of P-12 Instructional Support
  • Tad Ashbury — VP & Executive Director, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities “Success is Never Final: Keys to Lasting Business Partnerships”


Please register here


Employment First: Maximizing Success and Improving Employment Outcomes for Special Populations

Rochester Rehabilitation will be hosting a first-of-its-kind employment conference in Western New York, focusing on employment outcomes for special populations.
This conference, presented by Wegmans, will offer workshop sessions for both human service providers and other businesses. It will feature evidenced-based, best practice models and highlight successful partnerships between non-profit vocational employment programs and local businesses.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Radisson Rochester Riverside – 120 East Main Street, Rochester
For more information or to register, click on the Registration Brochure under Helpful Resources area below
You can also contact Jen Bellows at or via phone at 585-473-2052.

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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


This conference provides numerous opportunities for professionals to acquire new information and ideas to work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear nationally and internationally recognized speakers on a variety of general education and special education topics. Thirty-one courses designed for General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators and Support Professionals.

Internationally Renowned Speakers will teach half-day, full-day and two-day courses on a variety of topics including:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Crisis Intervention & Recovery
  • Equity in School Discipline
  • Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Social Skills
  • Reading Comprehension & Word Awareness
  • Co-Teaching
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Person Centered Career Planning
  • Improving School Climate
  • AAC Users
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • iTechnology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
  • Life Skills
  • Math-Fractions & Equations
  • Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders

Location: Grand Hyatt-Seattle: 721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: March 4-6, 2015

Sponsor: Rehab Seminars


Phone: 360-379-6994

DCDT 2014 Logo: Transition Rocks!

National DCDT Conference: There’s still time to register!

Don’t miss the 18th DCDT International Conference “Transition Rocks”!
November 6 – 8, 2014
Renaissance Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

DCDT Conference Program

November 6 – 8, 2014 Renaissance Cleveland Cleveland, OH

There’s still time to register for the 18th Annual DCDT 2014 International Conference – Transition Rocks in Cleveland, OH!

The conference will include a number of transition related strands including, transition assessment, cultural diversity, postsecondary education and employment, family involvement, and community partnerships.

DCDT Conference Program

Over last 18 years, the International DCDT Conference has brought together secondary transition stakeholders from across the country to network and focus on research-based strategies to support youth with disabilities as they transition from school into post-school life.