Northwest NEWS

December 20, 1999

Local News

State Disability Committee seeks high school students

   OLYMPIA--The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employments (GCDE) is presenting a Youth Leadership Forum in Olympia, August 13-17, 2000. This will be a statewide, all-expenses-paid conference for 40-50 selected disabled high school juniors and seniors, to be held at The Evergreen State College.

   The Forum will bring together students with diverse disabilities. They will be introduced to adults with disabilities who have been successful in their careers and are leaders in their communities. It will be the first time that many of the students will be exposed to college life. They will learn about the history of the disability movement that brought about the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability legislation.

   The deadline for receipt of applications is January 14, 2000. The application is available in alternate formats of audio tape, large print, Braille, and on the Internet. For more information or to receive an application package, please contact Debbie Himes at (360) 438-3246 (voice); (360) 438-3167 (TTY); e-mail at; or by mail at GCDE, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046.