Partners in Policymaking is a leadership-training program for self-advocates and parents of children with developmental disabilities. It provides state-of-the-art information about disability issues and builds the competencies necessary to become advocates who can effectively influence system change.
The Florida Developmental Disability Council is currently seeking applicants who either have a developmental disability or who are parents of children with disabilities to participate in the program. Applications for the class of 2016 can be found at http://www.fddc.org/about/partners-in-policymaking or by contacting Stacey Hoaglund at 954-252-8764 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is designed to provide information, training, and skill building so those who participate may obtain the most appropriate services possible for themselves and others. Application deadline is July 1, 2016.
Partners in Policymaking has nearly 500 graduates in Florida and over 18,000 nationwide. There is no cost to the participant for attending the training sessions. Mileage and meals to and from the training site, as well as expenses while at the training (lodging and meals), respite care and attendant services (when applicable) will be covered.
This training initiative is funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council.