ILLINOIS PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING
APPLICATION DEADLINE COMING SOON – SPREAD THE WORD
|PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING® (also known as PARTNERS) is a leadership training program designed for parents of school age children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities. PARTNERS teaches leadership skills, and the process of developing positive partnerships with elected officials and other policymakers who make decisions about the services that individuals and their family’s use. PARTNERS is accessible, informative and empowering. The graduates of PARTNERS often become members of boards, councils, task forces and advisory committees; some run for elected office. PARTNERS is about systems change – creating, working towards, and achieving a vision of shared values about people with disabilities.
Participation in PARTNERS requires:
- A commitment to attend all eight weekend sessions
- An interest in learning and practicing new skills in a comfortable and safe environment
- A desire to build and strengthen a network of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences
- A willingness to learn from national and state experts who share our vision and values
Classes begin soon (February 23 – October 13, 2018) and class size is limited so submit your application now. If you are a provider, please share this information with self-advocates and/or parents!
The application deadline is January 19, 2018
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE
If you have questions or would like to discuss the types of applicants that you can help find, please contact Allan Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423