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Applications for the 2020 I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit- Apply Now (Applications Due by Feb. 15th at 5:00pm!)


Summit Information & Registration

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.

During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I’m Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the Elements of I’m Determined can be applied to their lives. Summit attendees are expected to return to their home schools and communities to share the self-determination message.

Parents/guardians of accepted youth attend a Parent Summit. Those attending have an opportunity to network with other parents and professionals and get information about the newest regulations, programs and practices. For more information regarding the Parent Summit, click the “Parent Summit FAQs” tab.

The Youth and Parent Summit will start on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, and will end on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Applications will open in January 2020. Due Date: February 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm. *Please note that the application will shut down at 5:00 pm. If your application has not been submitted at this time, you will not be eligible to attend. Thank you for submitting before the deadline!

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed by March 15, 2020. 120 youth will be accepted. All applicants will receive an email letting them know if they were accepted or not.

All accepted youth will be emailed detailed information about the Summit closer to the event’s date.


6/10/2020 - 6/12/2020


James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA



High School Middle School Parent/Family Self-Determination Transition