I'm Determined: A state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger. The focus is on self-advocating in a college environment. Each year there is a 3-day I'm Determined Event at a college in Virginia that includes a dorm experience, vendor tables, and sessions for students, parents, and educators.
They also sponsor MOVE: State leadership and mentors offer an annual event to young African American men with disabilities in grades 9-11. Students engage in activity-based learning to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.