Statewide disabilities advocacy program accepting applications through July 20
WELL KNOWN ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2012-2013 SESSION
Nationally Recognized Partners in Policymaking® Program for Persons with Disabilities and Parents
of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities; Applications due July 20
Often described as a life changing experience, the Partners in Policymaking program is inviting applications for its eight month leadership training program. Individuals with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities will be trained at no cost in monthly sessions, starting this fall. Sponsored by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, Partners is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This program is now offered in almost every state and many foreign countries. Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2012.
“Graduates report that they gained a greater understanding of disability law and policies and increased their self confidence in advocating for their needs. Many have become leaders in their own communities as they speak up for people with disabilities,” said Colleen Wieck, Governor’s Council executive director.
The eight sessions cover the history of the disability and self-advocacy movements, inclusive education, supported living, and avenues to influence county, state and federal legislative processes. To make it easier to participate, the two-day meetings are all held on Friday and Saturday, from September to May 2013 except in March when it is held on Sunday and Monday. The dates are: September 28-29, 2012; October 26-27, 2012; November 16-17, 2012; January 11-12, 2013; February 22-23, 2013; March 10-11, 2013; April 12-13, 2013 and May 17-18, 2013. Learn more