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Partners in Policymaking classes offered

Posted 12/23/2014

Nevada Partners in Policymaking Class of 2014.

Nevada Partners in Policymaking Class of 2014. Photo taken 9/20/14 by Jillian Rovetti, property of Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Adults with developmental disabilities and parents who have young children with developmental disabilities are invited to attend

Partners in Policymaking is an innovative national model of leadership training for people with developmental disabilities, parents and family members, designed to teach the power of advocacy, and change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work. The program is designed to provide state-of-the-art knowledge about issues and policies related to disability, and to develop participant competencies to become more effective in influencing policy development at all levels. The overall intent is to achieve a productive partnership between people with developmental disabilities, parents, and family members, and those in position to make policy.

Parents of children with developmental disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications are now being accepted and classes are once a month from January through August. Participants are expected to commit to attend all classes or complete make-up assignments. Dates of the monthly sessions include: January 17, February 28, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 19 (class held in Reno), and August 15. All classes are from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Participants will receive a stipend to help with childcare and transportation costs.

Classes are held at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. and are sponsored by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities. For more information or to apply visit the Partners in Policymaking website.

This project is supported by the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities through grant funds from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families CFDS #93.630. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NGCDD or Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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