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News and Noteworthy Archived News Items - Transition Planning Guide

(posted September 22, 2014)

Visit for guidance on how to ease the transition from high school to adulthood for youth with disabilities. Topics addressed include choosing a career and finding the right college. Click on the “quick links” for a wealth of resources, including tips on making the transition to independent living and guidance on maintaining or acquiring disability benefits.

Rethinking College: The Film

(posted September 15, 2014)

This short film aims to increase awareness of the importance to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education. Interviews with parents, students, educators, and policy makers address the benefits of attending college for all people, including those with disabilities. In addition, Rethinking College illustrates how colleges and universities can provide an inclusive higher education setting.  WATCH MOVIE

President Obama signs Autism CARES Act into Law!

(posted September 03, 2014)

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act of 2014 includes, among other topics, addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism as they transition from school-based services and into adulthood.  The law tasks the federal government with researching and assessing the needs for services and support for youth with autism. READ MORE

Are You in a HOT Career?

(posted August 27, 2014)

A recent US News and World Report article identified Transition Specialist as an up-and-coming career based on increased demand for them in the field of education. Read the full article here.

Honor an Outstanding Contributor to the Field of Transition

(posted August 21, 2014)

DCDT, a division of CEC, is accepting nominations of people who have made outstanding contributions in the field of secondary education and transition for students with disabilities. Deadline for nominations is September 15, 2014. Awards will be given out at the 2014 DCDT International Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. MORE INFO

Work-based Learning & Fair Labor Standards Act, Webinar Recording Available!

(posted April 04, 2014)

View Ensuring that Work-based Learning for Students with Disabilities Aligns with the Fair Labor Standards Act Training Agreement presented by Dr. Mary Morningstar, Director of the Transition Coalition & professor with the KU Department of Special Education on April 3, 2014. Download the presentation handouts and accompanying work-based learning checklist.


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