Students with Disabilities went to the state capitol today to let lawmakers know that they are often under-represented and misunderstood. It’s all part of the Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored by the State Board for People with Disabilities. It’s program encouraging young people with disabilities to embrace leadership.
Governor McDonnell hasn’t made many public appearances in Virginia while his connection with Star Scientific and its CEO are being investigated, but he is making appearances abroad. McDonnell has been in Kuwait this week; the first stop among several in the Middle East.
Several national publications rank Virginia within the top five for raising a child or providing a decent education but when it comes to finding an orphaned child a permanent home before they turn 18, the organization Voices for Virginia's Children ranks the Commonwealth 49th.