The I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June. It is provided by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). 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 travel restrictions and guidelines put in place by the governor, the event is being moved online. The Virtual Summit will follow a similar feel to the face-to-face events from the past. It will include a welcome from VDOE representatives, sessions for youth, which have been prepared with help from our state youth leaders, sessions for parents, a keynote address, and exhibitor information focusing on Virginia resources for youth with disabilities.
The Virtual Summit will take place during the week of June 8-12, 2020. All sessions and information will remain available beyond the week of the event to allow those who cannot attend during the scheduled week to access the information. The event will be open to all who wish to participate, as self-determination skills are beneficial to all youth and adults. We hope that you can participate in this exciting event!
When: June 8-12, 2020
Where: Online! You can find information on how to access the Summit at the link below.
Who: Anyone! The Youth sessions are created for youth 13-21 years old and the parent sessions are created for parents. All information is open to anyone.
There is no need to apply in order to participate in this Virtual Summit!
For more information, please refer to the I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit webpage.