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Special Education Listserv

Subject: 10th Annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (MYLF)

Source: John Stains, Supervisor, Effective Practices

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

Date: January 30, 2012

The Governor's Council on Disability is now accepting applications for the 2012 Missouri Youth Leadership Forum, July 22-25, 2012, at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities is a unique career leadership-training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.  By serving as delegates from their communities at a three and a half day event, young people with disabilities cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills.

During the MYLF, youth delegates have the opportunity to:

* learn about disability history and culture

* participate in discussions concerning leadership career development skills as well as issues pertinent to persons with disabilities

* learn positive strategies from adult mentors and youth peers with disabilities

* learn about assistive technology

* visit Jefferson City to learn about the legislative process and meet with elected officials concerning policies and legislation that affect persons with disabilities

Please share this information with high school students with disabilities (ages 16-21) and other interested parties.  For more information about the annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities and the online application (which must be submitted by April 18), please visit the website at http://www.mo.gov/disability/gcd/ylf.htm

If you have any questions, please contact the Governor's Council on Disability at 800-877-8249.