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The WV Developmental Disabilities Council is currently accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 Partners in Policymaking Class.  If you are interested, please complete the  application below or contact Christy Black at Christy.D.Black@wv.gov for more information.

Partners in Policymaking is a leadership program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Partners become familiar with the policymaking and legislative process at the local, state and federal levels. The program teaches skills necessary for individuals to become advocates who can influence the system of services for people with developmental disabilities.

The program will begin in September and run through May. One two-day training session will be held each month and will begin at noon on Friday and end on Saturday afternoon. All sessions are held at a centrally located hotel in Charleston, WV. Meals and lodging are provided and stipends for transportation, personal assistance services and respite care are available upon request. 

PIP Schedule (classes begin in September and end in May)

Want more information?  View the Partners in Policymaking Brochure or read PIP graduate testimonials.   

Partners in Policymaking Brochure 

Partners in Policymaking Graduate Testimonials

Ready to sign up?  Print and complete the application below!