This group is comprised of youth and young adults with disabilities, who expressed interest in participating in both leadership training and opportunities to impact how Vermont prepares students with disabilities for life after high school. The council has a supportive steering committee facilitated by HireAbility VT and its youth advocacy partners.
Four Areas of Focus
Each year the Council identifies four areas that are of greatest importance to them. In 2022 the council will focus on:
- Employment and Assistive Technology
- Accountability – Self-advocacy for youth/young adults and training for professionals supporting these individuals
- Housing options and support programs
- Invisible Disabilities/Mental Health
Be a leader and a change-maker, become a member!
- Connect with other students in Vermont
- Advocate for youth resources
- Lead while providing community service
- Plan and run an annual Youth Summit
How do I become a member?
- You must be between the ages of 14-24
- You can be in school OR out of school
- You can apply to become a member here VT Youth Advocacy Council Application Survey (surveymonkey.com)
Youth Advocacy Partners
- HireAbility VT (formerly Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Vermont Center for Independent Living
- Vermont Family Network
- Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Vermont Department of Labor
- Vermont Agency of Education
- Vermont Department of Health
- Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
- Vermont Department of Mental Health
Email us to learn more
Contact Tara Howe at email@example.com