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 2018 Conference Planning Committee includes:  

  • Birth to Three, Early Intervention System
    • Shebra Hall
    • Nancy Smith
  • Center for Disabilities Studies
    • Sonja Rathel
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    • Laura Waterman
  • Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
    • Marge Turner
  • ​Delaware Transit Corp.
    • ​Harry Fish
  • Department of Education
    • Dale Matusevich
  • Developmental Disabilities Council
    • Kristin Harvey
    • Emmanuel Jenkins
    • Stefanie Lancaster
    • Patricia Maichle
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
    • Nina Licht
  • Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
    • Susan Mateja
    • Julia Rodriguez
  • Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
    • Kathie Cherry
    • Wendy Strauss
  • ​Self Advocate
    • Laura Greene
  • ​St. John's Community Services
    • ​Laura Strmel
  • State Council for Persons with Disabilities
    • Daniese McMullin-Powell
    • John McNeal
    • Amber Rivard
    • ​Dee Rivard
    • Josephine Singles
    • Jamie Wolfe
  • United Cerebral Palsy of DE, Inc.
    • Carma Carpenter