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DCDT EMAIL BLAST
April 2009
finger on keyboardDon't just read the agenda,
SET the agenda!!

Have you ever looked at the national research agenda and asked, "Why are they studying that???"

Don't they know what's important??

Well here is your opportunity to impact the federal disability and rehabilitation research agenda.

Read below and act quickly...tomorrow is the last day to have your voice be heard.


DCDT needs your help in responding to a request from the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) for recommendations on future disability research topics.  Researchers and practitioners concerned about having topics related to transition included in the federal disability and rehabilitation 2010 research agenda need to respond.  

You have until Friday, April 17, 2009 to submit topics to ICDR.

We have made it easy for you to do so.  
1.    Go to the ICDR website www.icdr.us/stakeholders
2.    On the ICDR Home page, click on "Create an Account" in the upper left corner and follow the instructions to register.
3.    Select one or more of the topics listed below to submit OR submit your own topic(s).

Between April 22 and April 29 you will be contacted by ICDR to vote on all submitted topics.  You may only vote on submitted topics if you have submitted topics yourself. Please do your part in helping DCDT get the research needs of youth in transition on the federal research agenda.  Go to www.icdr.us/stakeholders for more information.

Thank you from DCDT Research Committee

Suggested research topics:
  • Increase funding for longitudinal research on transition age individuals with disabilities as they move into postsecondary education and employment.
  • Increase funding for research on the relationship between self-determination and job satisfaction for transition age individuals with disabilities.

  • Increase funding for research on the relationship of family involvement with transition age youth  with disabilities and health awareness.

  • Increase funding for research on the relationship between employment and good mental health for transition age individuals with disabilities.

  • Increase funding for research on mentoring programs on college campuses for youth transitioning from secondary special education to postsecondary education.

  • Increase funding for research on mentoring programs on in the workplace for youth transitioning from secondary special education to employment.

  • Increase funding for research on the relationship of programs on college campuses for youth with cognitive disabilities and employment outcomes.

  • Increase funding for research on the relationship between occupational course-taking in secondary school and employment outcomes.



Warm Regards,

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Meg Grigal, Marketing Chair
DCDT