DC Advocacy Partners

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DC Advocacy Partners is a FREE leadership training program designed for self-advocates and family members of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Through this program, you will gain leadership skills and techniques to help develop positive partnerships with elected officials, school personnel, and other community leaders. You will become a policy influencer, and will interact with policy makers and policy implementers regarding services that you and/or your family may use. You will be given opportunities to engage in interactive learning experiences and gain valuable information about current issues, services and strategies, as well as policymaking and legislative processes at local and national levels. As a part of this nine-month program, you will become a member of a DC network of community advocates working together to improve opportunities for Washingtonians with disabilities.

2014 Schedule:

Disability History, Public Policy and Services

January 10-11, 2014

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the 21st Century and Service Coordination

February 7-8, 2014

Inclusive Education

March 7-8, 2014

Integrated Employment

April 11-12, 2014

Living a Healthy Life

May 9-10, 2014

Influencing Federal and State Policy

June 13-14, 2014

Connecting Activities: Navigating the Community

July 11-12, 2014

Community Organizing: Becoming a Change Agent

August 8-9, 2014

Bringing it Home/Graduation

September 12-13, 2014