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Youth & Parent Summit


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.

Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the three-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant’s parent/guardian will be held at the university. Parent attendance is based on their child applying and being accepted to the summit. Parents do not complete an application.

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Hosted by: I'm Determined
Location: James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
When: June 12, 2019
Recurring From: June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Age Range: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)
Email: info@imdetermined.org
Registration Required: Yes
Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019
Cost: Free if selected

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