To create a Commonwealth that advances opportunities for independence, personal decision-making and full participation in community life for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.
Disabilities - Physical / Intellectual
Education - Other
Must reside in Virginia, be in 10th or 11th grade as of December the preceding year (if in a non-graded program, returning to high school for at least one year), have demonstrated leadership potential in his/her school and community, and have a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disability Act) OR have another type of disability (60% of participants must have a developmental disability.)
The Youth Leadership Forum program seeks to empower young people with disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during the four day Youth Leadership Forum set on a university campus.