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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEC ESEA Reauthorization Recommendations: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CECPolicyResources/NoChildLeftBehind/CEC_2010_ESEA_Policy_WEB.pdf
CEC WIA Reauthorization Recommendations: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/CANResources/Workforce_Investment_Act.pdf
How To Advocate
Federal Appropriations Process: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/CANResources/appropriations.pdf
Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Phone Call: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/CANResources/phoneMeeting.pdf
Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Visit: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/CANResources/OrganizingAMeeting.pdf
Congressional Directory: http://capwiz.com/cek/home/
Children and Youth Action Network (CAN)
Who and What is CAN? http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/AboutCAN/default.htm
CEC CAN Meeting and Day on the Hill
2012 CAN Meeting Presentation Links: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CAN/AboutCAN/default.htm
I Educate, I Participate: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/I_Educate_I_Partic.htm
CEC Public Policy Agenda for the 112th Congress (2011-13): http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/CECPublicPolicyAgenda112thCongress.pdf
CEC Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/federal_outlook/default.htm