Scholarships Available for Youth with Disabilities to Attend the 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living!


Scholarships Available for Youth with Disabilities to Attend the 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living!
The National Council on Independent Living is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for 25 youth to attend the 2013 NCIL Conference on Independent Living. Through generous support, jointly funded by The HSC Foundation and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation through the Youth Transitions Collaborative, 25 applicants will receive a complimentary conference registration, an invitation to join NCIL’s Youth Caucus, and two years of complimentary youth membership in NCIL. Candidates must be people with disabilities, 26 years old or younger, and be available to attend the entire Annual Conference. These scholarships are sure to have real positive impact, as the IL Scholars’ participation in NCIL’s Youth Caucus will drive NCIL’s connection to young people with disabilities as they develop resources and policy to help other youth with disabilities transition from school to work and independent living.
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The theme of NCIL’s 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living is regeneration. We will gather in our nation’s Capital in order to embrace new leadership and seize the opportunity to generate new ideas and fresh growth. Young advocates will have access to dozens of workshops and events designed to give them the opportunity to gain new perspective, share their own experiences, and learn from the success of our veteran leaders. Those veteran leaders and advocates will also benefit from learning about the issues affecting young people with disabilities and together we will have a forum to develop proactive systems advocacy action and solutions to barriers new and old.
In recent years the NCIL Conference has hosted nearly 1,000 individuals including our grassroots advocates, CIL and SILC Executive Directors, board members, and staff. As the only cross-age and cross-disability national advocacy organization, NCIL’s Annual Conference draws individuals from all 50 states of all ages and disabilities.
If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact Thea Ervin at with your name, age, and organization.