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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Missouri Youth Leadership Forum

Source: Dan Gordon, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Students, Parents

Date: March 9, 2010

The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum announces the eighth statewide leadership forum for high school students, ages 16-21, with a disability.  The prospective youth delegates are selected through a statewide competition and have demonstrated leadership potential.

Qualified students can apply now for the eighth annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF) scheduled for July 25-28, 2010, at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Youth delegates will learn about leadership principles, disability experience and resource sharing, assistive technology, development and achievement of career goals, independent living, and developing advocacy skills.  By serving as delegates from their communities, young people with disabilities cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills.

The Governor's Council on Disability is currently accepting applications for this event.  There are no tuition costs to attend MYLF.  The application is available online at http://www.disabilityinfo.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.shtml.  Deadline for submitting the application is April 15, 2010.

To nominate a student from your local community, complete the application online or fax it to 573-526-4109 or mail it to Missouri Governor's Council on Disability, P.O. Box 1668, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  If you have any questions, please contact Isabelle Harris at

800-877-8149 or e-mail to isabelle.harris@oa.mo.gov.