Youth Summit

*The application for the 2017 Youth and Parent Summit has closed. Thank you to all who applied!


The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities.

During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives. Summit attendees are expected to return to their home schools and communities to share the self-determination message.

When will it be held?
June 14-16, 2017

Where is it?
The 2017 Youth Summit will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

How do I apply?
Students are encouraged to apply as early as they can. Application are now closed.

Who should come to the Youth Summit?


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