(Feb 16, 2016)
State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, announced today that programing for up to 100 transition-age (14-21) youth will be led by the Pittsburgh Youth Leadership Taskforce (PYLT) at his Disability and Mental Health Summit on March 4 at the Beth El Congregation.
PYLT will be offering a session called “Influence to Action: Advocacy, Leadership and Transition.” The session will include information on how to navigate disability support services through self-advocacy, how to network with potential employers at the Employment & Transition Resource Fair, how to develop leadership skills, and how to speak to and interact with elected officials. Students will have the opportunity to address legislators directly during the Legislative Panel, which has become an annual feature at Miller’s Summit. PYLT’s keynote speaker will be Chaz Kellum, a distinguished disability advocate with an inspiring personal story.