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Upcoming Conferences

VISIONS 2020 sponsored by Florida Division on Career Development and Transition (FLDCDT)
To our Florida DCDT members, conference participants, presenters, vendors, scholarship recipients and all other hard working professionals who serve the transition needs of our youth with unique abilities, after significant deliberation, the FLDCDT Board recently voted to postpone the 2020 VISIONS Conference scheduled for April 15-17, in Orlando, Florida. The virus has been an unfortunate surprise to us all and for the good of everyone involved, it was necessary to move the conference to the Fall. We don’t yet have an exact date but if you were already registered, we will be sending you a Save the Date in the near future. You can also check out our website at FloridaDCDT.org for the latest updates.

Save the Date! 3rd Annual Making Wellness a Priority: Healthy Minds & Healthy Futures Conference
This exciting statewide conference will bring together national and local speakers and presentations to share innovative and proven practical approaches in the area of secondary transition of youth with emotional and mental health disabilities, specifically addressing employment, community engagement and systems of care.
Date: October 26-28, 2020
Location: Marriott Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Registration and hotel reservation information will be forthcoming.

The call for presentations is now open. Presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals that will be selected based on proposals that address evidence-based interventions, innovative and proven practical approaches in the area of transition of youth with emotional disabilities, specifically addressing graduation, employment, community engagement and systems of care.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, March 23, 2020.
To submit your proposal, please click here.

Upcoming Webinars

Transition in the Cloud: A Town Hall Discussion on Taking Transition Online
Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) wants to provide transition practitioners with the opportunity to simply talk with each other and gain insight from each other on delivering transition services during these changing times. Dr. Andrew Scheef and Dr. Al Daviso will be facilitating an informal DCDT Town Hall on delivering transition services online and in the home.
Date/Time: April 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 644 721 302

The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) presents E-Learning in Challenging Times: 5 Ways to Support Students with Complex Support Needs
In this webinar, Dr. Paula Kluth will address new challenges teachers and families are facing in the age of e-learning. She will provide five recommendations for making the most out of the virtual classroom. The session includes recommendations for working with families, ideas collaborating with paraprofessionals and suggestions for connecting learning objectives to activities completed at home.
Date/Time: April 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Click here to register.

Webinar Series hosted by National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) and Youth Technical Assistance (Y-TAC)

  • Strategies and Resources for students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments
    Providing educational and employment preparation learning experiences in virtual and distance learning environments may be challenging for students with the most complex support needs. This session will provide examples of effective programming strategies and practices to help support students and youth with the most significant disabilities in their transition journey. 
    Date/Time: April 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
    Click here to register.
  • Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer to Peer Engagement
    How are teenagers and young adults connecting and supporting one another during the COVID 19 crisis in our country? This session, presented by youth engagement and leadership professionals, will explore effective practices and resources that can promote and enhance communication and engagement of students and youth with disabilities.
    Date/Time: April 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
    Click here to register.

Webinar: Inclusive Mobility to Going Places
Independence is only a ride away!
Date/Time: April 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Register by email at dmcgilll@annstorkcenter.org

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) 2020 Employment Series
Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for an opportunity to participate in a series of Webinars geared to build capacity on an array of employment-related topics.
Click here to join the webinars below.
April 15: 4th Annual Talent Actualized FCIC Virtual Employment Conference.
May 20: Celebrating Exceptional Employers
June 17: Emergency Management/Preparedness
September 16: Successful Transition from School to Employment