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 Designated Stipends

The WV Developmental Disabilities Council provides stipend funding to in-state, not-for-profit organizations to support the attendance of people with developmental disabilities and family members of people with developmental disabilities at relevant conferences that include topics that are pertinent to and supportive of the Council's mission.  Funds are to be used to assist with actual expenses incurred (registration fees, lodging, travel, food, child care, personal assistance services) for eligible individuals who require financial assistance to be able to attend.
 
The following organizations are being provided funding to support attendance in FFY 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020).  To learn more about any conference and funds available to support your attendance, use the contact information listed for each one.
 

WV Bureau for Behavioral Health WV Families Conference - November 8-10, 2019 

Contact: Steve Brady Ph: 304.356.4775  Email: stephen.a.brady@wv.gov

WV Department of Education WV SenseAbilities Project BEST Training - October 2019, January 2020, and March 2020

Contact: Ruth Ann King  Ph: 304.558.2696  Email: raking@k12.wv.us

Fair Shake Network Legislative Training Day and Disability Advocacy Day - January 21-22, 2020

Contact: Paul Smith  Ph: 304.766.0061  Email: fsn@fairshakenetwork.org

WV Statewide Independent Living Council WV Youth Leadership Forum - June 22-25, 2020

Contact: Kathi Young   Ph: 304.766.4624  Email: kathi.young@wvsilc.org

The Arc of WV People First of WV Youth Conference - July 9, 2020

Contact: Liz Ford  Ph: 304.422.3151  Email: liz.ford@thearcmov.org

WV Autism Society Autism Across the Lifespan Conference - September 3-4, 2020

Contact: Christina Fair  Ph: 304.224.2769  Email: JFAIR3@comcast.net

The Arc of WV People First of WV Annual Conference - September 4-6, 2020

Contact: Liz Ford  Ph: 304.422.3151  Email: liz.ford@thearcmov.org

WV Department of Education WV SenseAbilities Project Family Engagement Day September, 2020

Contact: Ruth Ann King  Ph: 304.558.2696  Email: raking@k12.wv.us

Mountaineer Autism Project Annual Conference - Date to be determined

Contact: Cindy LeGrand  Ph: 304.602.4627  Email: mapwvautism@gmail.com