Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Walter E. Washington Convention Center 
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

The event will be in the second building. If arriving by public transportation, there is an entrance at the top of the metro escalators.  If arriving by bus or car, please use the entrance on L Street between 7th & 9th Streets NW. 

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Sarah Grime 

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9th Annual

Voices of Change Conference:

Secondary Transition for DC Youth

by DC Youth

District of Columbia high schools - DCPS, Charter, and Non-public - are invited to bring their students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities to learn about how to successfully transition into employment, education, and independence.


  • Youth-led Opening Session
  • Interactive Youth-led Workshops 
  • Youth-led Closing Performance 
  • Exhibits 
  • And more!

Please note:

  • This is a FREE event.
  • Boxed lunches will be provided for youth.
  • Transportation is not provided. Please work with your school to coordinate transportation to the event.  
  • Advanced registration is required

Attention DCPS Educators:

Please contact your school's Workforce Development Coordinator to coordinate registration. 

Do you have questions or need assistance? Contact SchoolTalk's
Sarah Grime at sarah.grime@schooltalkdc.org or (202) 487 - 1976.
This Conference is Jointly Funded By: District of Columbia Center for Independent Living; District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration; District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council; District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Division of Teaching and Learning; District of Columbia Statewide Independent Living Council; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the Institute for Educational Leadership.

Co-sponsors: Advocates for Justice and Education, The ARC of DC, Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, DC Appleseed, District of Columbia Association for Special Education, DC Metro ADA Coalition, District of Columbia Public Library, District of Columbia Public Schools Office of Specialized Instruction, DC Special Education COOP, DC State Advisory Panel on Special Education, DC Voices of Change Peer Network, Full Circle Employment Solutions LLC, George Washington University, I’m Determined (VA Department of Education), Inclusion Research Institute, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Project ACTION!, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, and ReadSpeaker.