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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:



Governor Cuomo Announces $32.5 Million Federal Grant for “NYS Promise” to Improve Education and Career Outcomes for Low-Income Youth with Disabilities | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State has received a $32.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Education to improve the education and career outcomes for more than 2,000 children with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Western New York, Capital Region and New York City. This funding will allow the State to implement “NYS PROMISE,” as part of the Obama Administration’s “Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income” (PROMISE) initiative.

via Governor Cuomo Announces $32.5 Million Federal Grant for “NYS Promise” to Improve Education and Career Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Disabilities | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.


The NYSACTE/DCDT Collaborative Award Nominations

The NYSACTE/DCDT Collaborative Award recognizes an outstanding Registered or Non-Registered CTE course and/or Work-Based Learning program that has demonstrated significant success in meeting the career and/or educational aspirations of students with special needs. Along with a Certificate of Recognition the winning CTE course and/or Work-Based Learning program will be awarded a $500.00 stipend that can in turn be awarded to a student or students within the program to help cover the cost of career related and/or educational aspirations of a student with special needs. This award will be presented on March 27th at the luncheon. Award winners do not have to be present to win. If you would like to nominate a program or Career and Technical course please complete this short application.


2013 Annual Training Conference, Brooklyn Bridge Marriott | National Rehabilitation Association

The National Rehabilitation Association is proud to present the 2013 NRA Annual Training Conference scheduled for Sunday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 20, 2013, which will take place at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.    A pre-Conference will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013  on “Multimedia Vocational Assessments – The Bridge to successful Transition Planning”. The annual training conference is a time to connect and network with rehabilitation practitioners who serve persons with disabilities, choose from excellent speakers and programs targeted at your area of interest and learn about current vocational rehabilitation practices and legislation. Conference Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

via NRA 2013 Annual Training Conference, Brooklyn Bridge Marriott | NYCEDA.