Partners in Policymaking is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council (Council). Partners is a comprehensive leadership training program that will enable participants to maximize their abilities to advocate for appropriate supports and services designed to increase the self-determination, independence, productivity, and full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life in Louisiana.
Partners in Policymaking participants and graduates are people with developmental disabilities* or parents of young children with developmental disabilities with a desire to improve and expand the system of supports that enable persons with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities. Program participants attend and participate in six two-day advocacy training and skill building workshops. These sessions run between January and June. Completion of this application and selection for the Partners in Policymaking program requires a substantial commitment of time, motivation, and energy.
Session 1: January 9 – 11, 2020
Session 2: February 7 – 8, 2020
Session 3: March 6 – 7, 2020
Session 4: April 3 – 4, 2020
Session 5: May 8 – 9, 2020
Session 6: June 5 – 6, 2020
Weekend sessions begin with check-in at 12:00 p.m. on the first day and end at 3:00 p.m. on the second day. Double occupancy rooms (you will be roomed with another class member) and meals will be provided. Sessions are held at Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
Applicants must complete ALL sections of the PIP application and submit it to the Council office no later than September 30th to be considered for next year’s class.
For questions or more information about Partners in Policymaking please contact:
Liz Gary, Partners in Policymaking Coordinator ([email protected])
Marilee Andrews, LaDDC Program Monitor (225-342-6804 or 800-450-8108) or [email protected]
Option 1: Mail, E-mail, or Fax
Download the PDF version of the form here, fill out and print.
Mail to the address below:
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
Attn: Partners in Policymaking
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 – 3455
Fax to the number below:
LaDDC – (225) 342-1970
Option 2: Electronic Submission
Fill out the form below and submit your information electronically.