Youth & Parent Summit
- Date: June 14, 2021
- Location: Virtual - A link will be provided to all registered youth during the event.
The 2021 Youth & Parent Summit will be a virtual event June 14-17.
The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-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.
This year, due to safety concerns connected to COVID-19, the event will again be online. This Virtual Summit will follow a similar feel to the face-to-face events in that it will include a welcome from VDOE representatives, sessions for youth which were prepared with the help from our state youth leaders, sessions for parents, a keynote address, an assistive technology lab, and exhibitor information focusing on Virginia resources for youth with disabilities.
This will be our second year hosting a Virtual Summit. We have learned from the successes of the 2020 event, and are planning on building new opportunities for the 2021 event.
The Youth Sessions are created for Virginia youth with disabilities 13-21 years old, and the parent sessions are created for parents and family members who support their youth.
We will focus on the quadrants of our One-Pager: Strengths, Preferences, Interests, and Needs (SPIN) as a way to continue to learn about self-awareness, the choices we make, and how we can continue to set ourselves up for success in a world that looks much different than it did a year ago.
As details are finalized, the new information will be added to this page. We appreciate your patience as we continue to build this event.
Who Should Attend
Virginia youth with disabilities, ages 13-21, who are interested in learning more about self-determination.
Registration is open until May 7, 2021. No late registrations will be accepted, so please register early!
Parents do not apply separately. The youth registration includes parent information.
We are still working on solidifying all of the details. A draft schedule can be viewed by clicking the button below. A Parent Summit schedule will be added as soon as it is available.