CTCDD: Connecticut Partners in Policy Making

Connecticut Partners in Policy Making

 
Update

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Partners in Policymaking Class!  

Partners in Policymaking training teaches people to be leaders in shaping policy for people with disabilities and their families. Graduates of past Partners in Policymaking training in Connecticut are recognized as skilled and capable leaders in disability issues in their communities and in the state.  Thirty participants will be chosen for the 2017 class.  One half of the participants will be parents or family members of children with disabilities and one half will be individuals with disabilities.  The Connecticut Partners in Policymaking training consists of seven weekend training sessions with nationally recognized speakers and state experts in disability issues. All training is provided at no cost to participants, including the cost of the hotel and all meals.  For more information including dates and location of training and for an application, please click here.

 

“Twenty five years ago, the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities created a ground-breaking, innovative training program called Partners in Policymaking® to teach parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy to change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work. During the past two decades, important issues have been confronted and dramatic changes have been made.”           Minnesota Council on Developmental Disabilities
 

Partners in Policymaking is Connecticut’s premier leadership training program for people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.  Partners in Policymaking training teaches people to be community leaders.  Used in over 25 states across the country, Partners training fosters collaboration among people with disabilities, parents who have children with disabilities, and policy makers at national, state and local levels.  Connecticut’s training program is a collaborative effort of the CT Developmental Disabilities Network, which consists of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. 

 

Graduates of past Partners in Policymaking training in Connecticut have become involved in key policy and advocacy roles in the state.  The graduates of Connecticut Partners in Policymaking often become members of boards, councils, task forces and advisory committees.  Some move into paid positions addressing policy and program issues for people with disabilities and their families. They are recognized as skilled and capable leaders in disability issues in their communities and in the state. 

 

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Partners in Policymaking Legislator Group 2014

 

We have a PowerPoint slideshow which can be downloaded here.  If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint you can download a viewer here.



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