• DC3C is a program of the DC Special Education Cooperative.

      Next Steps Fair 2022

      Explore DC: College, Career, Community

      November 17, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pm

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      Get ready for Your Next Step! Explore college, career, and community resources at the Next Steps Fair.​

      Are your students ready for their next step? Whether they are heading to college, a training program, or straight to the workforce, DC3C Next Steps Fair ( Next Steps) has them covered! High school students with disabilities from across DC are invited to attend Next Steps to learn about various careers, local education and training opportunities, and community resources.

      This year’s DC3C Next Steps Fair will be an in-person event, held at the Armour J. Blackburn University Center located on the campus of Howard University.

       
      Next Steps 2022 will feature:

      • Local educational and training vendors
      • Disability support offices from local community colleges & universities
      • Community resources and representatives from DC Government agencies
      • Live demonstrations from local DJs, yoga instructors, chefs, hair stylists, and more!
      • Interactive photo booths and scavenger hunts
      • Food is provided to all attendees!
      • Door prizes include AirPods, Gift Cards, Gaming Systems, and more!

      DC3C Next Steps Fair is open to District of Columbia high school students with disabilities with either an Individual Education Plans (IEP) or 504 plan. To attend, students must be affiliated with Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) as a pre-ETS referral or client.

      Register Your Group Today!

      Join the DC3C event today and explore the tons of possiblities.

      School Registration

      Thank you for your interest in attending Next Steps 2022! This is a fantastic field trip opportunity for schools that need to complete secondary transition requirements (career exploration) for students.

      Register To Exhibit

      Thank you for your interest in exhibiting/participating as a vendor at Next Steps 2022! This is a fantastic opportunity to display your organization’s wonderful attributes and qualities. Sign up today to provide possibilities for the students in attendance. 

      DC3C Next Steps Fair Frequently Asked Questions

      Any student enrolled in a DCPS or Charter HS who meets the below criteria:

      • Aged 14-26
      • Affiliated with the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) as a pre-ETS referral or client.

      Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm

       

      Armour J. Blackburn University Center is located on the campus of Howard University. The address is 2397 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059. This location is Metro (Green & Yellow Lines) and Metro Bus (70 & 79 bus routes) accessible.

       

      Students must be registered by their school. Schools can use this link to register your group.

       

      For any questions or assistance with completing the form, please contact Cotora Holland at cholland@specialedcoop.org

      Individuals and organizations are encouraged to register soon as space is limited. Please use this link to register today!

       

      For any questions or assistance with completing the form, please contact David Fridie at dfridie@specialedcoop.org

      All attendees will receive a boxed lunch. Please contact dfridie@specialedcoop.org to request dietary accommodations.

       

      Interested in Sponsoring The Event?

      For more information about sponsoring DC3C Next Steps Fair as well as advertising opportunities in the official DC3C Next Steps Fair program, please contact Mr.David Fridie at