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Youth Leadership Forum

Are You a High School

Junior or Senior with a Disability

and Interested in Self-Advocacy & Leadership Development?


At the Youth Leadership Forum You Will:

  • Learn about choosing a career
  • Learn about up-to-date available resources and assistive technology
  • Identify existing barriers to personal and professional success and develop plans to overcome those barriers
  • Interact with professionals with disabilities who serve as mentors and role models
  • Develop a Personal Leadership Plan, which includes specific action steps to follow when you return to your community
  • Gain the power to reach your goals in education, employment and community leadership
  • Spend five days with peers developing a social network

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