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2017 Partners Graduate Training Application

2018 Partners in Policymaking Application

      2018 Partners in Policymaking training dates

 

 Partners in Policymaking:  

  • Are you a parent of a child with a disability or a person with a disability?
  • Would you like to see a barrier-free society where everyone is a valued member of their community?
  • Are you interested in promoting change within your community? Within the state?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might be interested in becoming one of a growing number of Missouri's Partners in Policymaking Graduates.  Partners in Policymaking is a leadership training program for adults with disabilities and parents of children with developmental disabilities.  The program teaches leadership skills and techniques to develop positive partnerships with elected officials, school personnel and other individuals who make policy decisions about services that you and/or your family use.

In monthy sessions, you will have the opportunity to practice new skills in a comfortable and safe environment, build a network of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences,and then learn from national experts.  Partners is about systems change -- creating, working toward and achieving a vision of shared values about people with disabilities.  This program is based on the belief that the most effective and enduring public policy decisions are made by the people who need and use services in partnerships with policymakers.  It's about becoming confident in yourself, competent in the knowledge and information you'll receive, and comfortable in sharing the life experiences and expertise you bring to the program.

We accept applications during the fall of each year, with the new session beginning each February for the annual Partners in Policymaking classes.   Watch for the application for the 2017 session to be available this fall.

 

 

 


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