Building The Next Generation of Leaders
Partners in Policymaking is a national leadership training program for people with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. It provides the most current knowledge about disability issues and develops the competencies necessary for effective advocacy to influence public policy at all levels of government.
The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to achieve productive partnerships between people needing and using services and those who make public policy. It is designed to provide knowledge and skills building so that participants may work to obtain state of the art services for themselves and others.
Partners in Policymaking also educates participants about current issues and best practices and familiarizes them with policymaking and the legislative processes at the local, state and federal levels. Individual sessions are devoted to specific topics presented by nationally known experts in their fields.
6 Training sessions that could change your life!
For people with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Partners offers six weekend sessions over a six month period for leadership development.
2019 Partners in Policymaking Dates & Topics:
Some of the topics include: History, Philosophy & Values, Assistive Technology, Inclusive Education, The Legislative Process, Supported Employment, Supported Living, Community Building, Community Organizing, and Systems Change Advocacy.
2018 Partners in Policymaking Class
Attention Partners’ Graduates!!!
The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council would like to know what advocacy activities you have been involved in since graduating from Partners in Policymaking. Please contact the Council’s Partners in Policymaking Coordinator, Liz Gary, at (800) 450-8108 or [email protected] to give her an update on your advocacy efforts. Also, if your contact information has changed since graduating from Partners, please let Liz know.
For questions contact:
La Developmental Disabilities Council
225-342-6804, 800-450-8108 or [email protected]
Liz Gary, Partners in Policymaking Coordinator