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.

If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2018 LIFE Conference please email  If you attended the conference in recent years, you will automatically be included in the notification.

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee included:  

  • Birth to Three, Early Intervention System
    • Nancy Smith
  • Center for Disabilities Studies
    • Sonja Rathel
  • Community Legal Aid Society
    • Brian Hartman
  • Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
    • Marge Turner
  • ​Delaware Transit Corp. (DTC)
    • ​David Lewis
  • Department of Education
    • Barbara Mazza
  • Developmental Disabilities Council
    • Kristin Cosden
    • Emmanuel Jenkins
    • Stefanie Lancaster
    • Patricia Maichle
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
    • Carl Wexler
  • Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
    • Susan Mateja
    • Julia Walker
  • Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
    • Kathie Cherry
    • Wendy Strauss
  • Nemours A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children
    • George Meldrum
  • ​Self Advocate
    • ​Laura Greene
  • State Council for Persons with Disabilities
    • Kyle Hodges
    • Daniese McMullin-Powell
    • Josephine Singles
    • Jamie Wolfe
  • United Cerebral Palsy of DE, Inc.
    • Carma Carpenter