Government Relations Committee

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If you are a member of DCDT and have in interest in or wish to examine policy issues, develop appropriate responses to those issues, and influence local, state, provincial, and federal legislation especially in the area of career development and transition then this is the committee for you! We encourage you to join and participate in this crucial and very important committee.

The files below contain information on what our committee does, its goals and purposes and how you may participate directly as a committee member or as an advocate interested in the policies and issues of DCDT.

To join or seek more information about DCDT Government Relations Committee you may email Lyman Dukes, the DCDT Government Relations Committee Chair at

Our Mission
Our Purpose
How Can I Help?
Government Relations Committee Activities

Current Issues
Background Information:

Federal Legislation
CEC ESEA Reauthorization Recommendations:


CEC WIA Reauthorization Recommendations:

How To Advocate
CEC Toolkit
Federal Appropriations Process:

Top Five Advocacy Tips:

Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Phone Call:

Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Visit:

The Legislative Process:

Congressional Directory:

Children and Youth Action Network (CAN)
Who and What is CAN?

CEC CAN Meeting and Day on the Hill
2012 CAN Meeting Presentation Links:

Coming Soon

I Educate, I Participate:
CEC Public Policy Agenda for the 112th Congress (2011-13):
CEC Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children: