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


Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)

From the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC):

“Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll see examples of Indicator 13-compliant transition plan components based on age-appropriate transition assessments, with an emphasis on writing annual transition goals and creating individualized transition plans. You’ll come away better able to create viable, age-appropriate transition plans tailored to individual students’ aspirations and ability profiles.

This program is appropriate for special educators, related services professionals, school psychologists, and administrators who write transition plans.

After completing this program, you will be able to:

Discuss IDEA and Indicator 13 transition service requirements.
Review transition assessments for specific purposes.
Write Indicator 13-compliant transition services, activities, and goals based on age appropriate transition assessment results.
Describe where to obtain various transition assessments discussed.”
About the presenters

James Martin, Ph.D., holds the Zarrow Family Chair at the University of Oklahoma, directs the university’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment, and is the Zarrow Family Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology.

Amber McConnell, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment.

Earn while you learn! This webinar is worth

One Professional Development Hour (PDH)

The cost of this webinar is:

Member: $89.00
Non-Member: $114.00
Student: $69.00

To learn more and register, click here!


Webinar on the the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act: Implications for Secondary Transition and Persons with Disabilities

From NSTTAC: “Congress has reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020 now titled ‘Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’ (WIOA). President Obama stated that the bill ‘will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access employment, education, job-driven training, and support services that give them the chance to advance their careers and secure the good jobs of the future.’ Please click here to access the Brief that describes the new WIOA legislation.

NSTTAC’s Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) will be hosting a webinar, led by Curtis Richards with the Institute for Educational Leadership, explaining the new WIOA on November 19 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)

Please join us at the time of the webinar by logging in at and listening through your computer speakers. You may have the system ‘dial out’ to your phone number – or you may call 1-877-512-6886 and enter conference ID 145 430 4088 for audio by phone.”

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.



2014 Autism Institute — Transition to Employment on October 2nd

Presented by The Kelberman Center and The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities: “Join us at the 2014 Autism Institute, where attendees will leave with a expanded knowledge of national best practices related to transition to adulthood and employment. National experts will present on their highly successfully employment programs and higher education models. This is a rare opportunity to hear from multiple national experts from: Virginia Commonwealth University, Syracuse University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and leadership from New York’s Offi ce of Person’s with Developmental Disabilities. Each presenter will showcase highly successful employment and higher education models for persons with developmental disabilities including autism. This conference is for parents, family members, individuals with autism, teachers, job coaches and other professionals.”

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 8:00am – 4:00pm Vernon Downs Conference Center, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, NY

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, attendance is limited; please visit to register.

See the flier: Autism Institute