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 2019 Conference Planning Committee includes:  

  • ​ADAPT
    • ​Daniese McMullin-Powell
  • ​Birth to Three, Early Intervention System
    • ​Shebra Hall
  • Center for Disabilities Studies
    • Sonja Rathel
  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    • Laura Waterland
  • Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
    • Marge Turner
  • Delaware Healthcare Association
    • Lisa Schieffert
  • ​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
    • Samara Kaminski
    • Rick Kosmalski
  • Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
    • Susan Mateja
  • ​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​