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2023 Parent and Youth Empowerment Summit (PYE)

September 9 @ 8:30 am 2:30 pm

PEATC is pleased to announce the 2023 Parent and Youth Empowerment (PYE) Summit on Saturday, September 9, 2023, for Virginia youth with disabilities (ages 12-22) and their parents!

Location: Great Wolf Lodge, 549 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Accepted participants will be empowered to understand and advocate for their child’s secondary school learning and post-secondary outcomes, while the youth increase their knowledge to be effective self-advocates.

Parents will learn from topic experts while youth (ages 12-22) enjoy self-advocacy-related activities, led by youth-centered experts.

Priority will be given to those who have not previously attended PYE!

★ Registration for first-time attendees begins July 13, 2023

★ Registration for returning attendees begins July 28, 2023

The $35 registration fee will be refunded to the parent and youth who attend the Summit in its entirety and includes:

  • Summit Admission for youth self-advocates (ages 12-22) and parents/guardians (at least one adult is required to attend the Summit).
  • Breakfast and lunch for registered attendees of the Summit (families have the option to pay for meal vouchers for family members that are not attending the Summit).
  • One-night hotel accommodations for Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Rooms sleep up to 6 people (2 beds and a pull-out couch). Includes water park passes for those in the room (up to 6 people).
  • Registrants may add an additional night’s stay (for Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023) for a cost of $50 (paid by participants and NOT refundable).

You MUST receive an acceptance confirmation from the PEATC office to attend.

**Cancellations, after you have received confirmation, will NOT be refunded.

**Refunds will be issued to those who are not accepted to attend the summit.

Event details:

  • Registration Pick-Up: Friday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm OR Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:45 am
  • Breakfast and Vendor Visits: Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:50 am
  • Summit Kick-Off: Saturday, 9:00 am
  • Summit Concludes: Saturday, 2:30 pm

This event is for Virginia residents only! Spaces are limited. You must receive a confirmation from the PEATC office to attend this event and you must commit to participating in the ENTIRE Summit.

Please make arrangements for youth/children who are not attending the Summit. Children under the age of 12 and/or children without disabilities are not permitted to attend the Summit and must have a parent/caregiver with them at all times.

Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or partners@peatc.org with any questions. DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.

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