Partners in Policymaking

​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.

Topics covered include: History of Services; Inclusiv​e Education; State Legislative Process; Congress/Federal Legislation; Person Centered Planning; Building Inclusive Communities; Self-Determination; Employment; Housing/Supported Living; Developmental Disabilities Bill of Rights Act; Americans with Disabilities Act and other Federal Policy; Community Organizing; Media; Parliamentary Procedure

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

Partners in Policymaking Brochure ​

Partners in Policymaking Graduate Testimonials​

PIP Application

 If you are interested in attending Partners in Policymaking, please complete an application and submit it to Christy Black at​