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
WV Department of Education WV SenseAbilities Project BEST Training - October 2019, January 2020, and March 2020
Fair Shake Network Legislative Training Day and Disability Advocacy Day - January 21-22, 2020
WV Statewide Independent Living Council WV Youth Leadership Forum - June 22-25, 2020
The Arc of WV People First of WV Youth Conference - July 9, 2020
WV Autism Society Autism Across the Lifespan Conference - September 3-4, 2020
The Arc of WV People First of WV Annual Conference - September 4-6, 2020
WV Department of Education WV SenseAbilities Project Family Engagement Day September, 2020
Mountaineer Autism Project Annual Conference - Date to be determined