Advance Your Advocacy: Apply for Partners in Policymaking
Advocacy and systems change training program now accepting applications
Self-advocates and family members of a person with a developmental disability (DD) who want to improve their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2013.
Partners is a six-session advocacy and systems change training program designed to develop future leaders who will work with legislators and communities on policies and initiatives that support the full participation and inclusion of people with DD. Nationwide, close to 15,000 graduates are part of a growing network of community leaders and decision makers serving on policymaking committees, commissions, and boards at local, state, and national levels.
The program is designed for (A) adults with DD, (B) parents, grandparents, or primary caregivers of children under the age of 21 with DD, and (C) siblings of individuals with DD. Applicants should be highly motivated to create more inclusive communities.
The six sessions will be held in Madison between November 2013 and May 2014. Each session begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This program is an initiative of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD). BPDD covers all costs associated with the program, including the training, lodging, meals, and materials. More information about the program is available.
Those interested in participating must submit an application packet by September 1, 2013.
If you have questions about Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking, contact John Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 266-7707.