The Vermont Leadership Series trains Vermonters with developmental disabilities, and their family members, to be advocates for positive social change. Nearly 100 Vermonters have participated so far. Graduates get involved! For example, more than half of the 2015 Leadership Class has joined a board or advisory work group. Leadership participants also get a chance to connect with their classmates. One recent grad commented, “The support I get from this group has enhanced my life tremendously, and allowed me to be more available to and effective for my family.” The training, which begins this fall, consists of three weekends — all day Saturday and a half day on Sunday. The application, including specific dates and locations, is coming soon. The real cost for each participant is about $1,500 (which includes lodging, meals, speakers, and materials). We are asking each participant to pay $100, but no one will be turned away. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact Joanne.Wechsler@vtfn.org or 1-800-800-4005 x217.