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.


When: June 12-14, 2019

Where: James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Who: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)

Applications will open in January 2019. Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 8th, 2019

Reference Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 14th, 2019

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed by March 31st, 2019.

How do I apply?
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Youth & Parent Summit. Thanks to all who applied!


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