About

The LIFE Conference is a joint effort of many Delaware organizations that serve persons with disabilities and their families, which addresses the topics of Legislation, Independence (through Assistive Technology), Family and Education.  Over 500 people with disabilities, families and professionals attend the annual conference for educational and networking opportunities.


The 2020 Conference Planning Committee includes:  

  • 321foundation
    • Rick Kosmalski
  • ​ADAPT
    • ​Daniese McMullin-Powell
  • ​Birth to Three, Early Intervention System
    • ​Sue Gamel-McCormick
  • Center for Disabilities Studies & Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, University of Delaware
    • Victor Schaffner
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    • Amanda Lord
  • Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
    • Marge Turner
  • Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Cynthia Fairwell
  • ​Delaware Transit Corp. (DART)
    • ​David Lewis
  • Department of Education
    • Dale Matusevich
  • Developmental Disabilities Council
    • Kristin Harvey
    • Emmanuel Jenkins
    • Stefanie Lancaster
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
    • Samara Kaminski
  • Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
    • Susan Mateja
    • Julia Rodriguez
  • EPIC
    • Terri Hancharick
  • Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
    • Kathie Cherry
    • Wendy Strauss
  • ​St. John's Community Services
    • ​Laura Strmel
  • State Council for Persons with Disabilities
    • John McNeal​
    • Dee Rivard