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Partners in Policymaking (PIP) leadership training program is currenty seeking applications from adults with developmental disabilities!

The Partners in Policymaking leadership training program (PIP) is currently seeking applications from adults with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities to participate in the 2017-2018 program. PIP provides up to date knowledge about disability issues and aids in the building of necessary skills to become valuable advocates and leaders who can effectively influence public policy at all levels of government.
A recent PIP graduate had this to say about her experience:

“I can honestly say being part of this group has changed my life and the life of my daughter and for that I am eternally grateful. I can only hope that the confidence and hope you now see inside me can be thanks enough.”

The program is sponsored by the Council and Co-sponsors, such as your organization. Partners will attend two-day sessions (Friday & Saturday) eight times a year beginning in September 2017 and ending in May 2018. Each session will be devoted to specific topics presented by nationally known experts.
Again this year, we are opening enrollment in the PIP class for a limited number of people with disabilities that do not have a developmental disability, as well as family members of young children whose disabilities are not developmental disabilities. We are asking your organization to consider providing, once again, a scholarship for an individual(s) to participate in this very informative leadership training. We are seeking scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00 per person. The scholarship helps offset the costs of meals, lodging, transportation, respite services, and materials for a person who has a disability other than a developmental disability.

Another way your organization can be supportive is by providing funds to help bring state-of-the-art speakers to the classes to share best practices on the issues facing people with developmental and other disabilities.

It would be most helpful if we could be notified by July 1, 2017, if your organization is able to provide the Partners in Policymaking program with one or two scholarships, or to provide funds to help bring state-of-the-art national speakers to the classes to share best practices on the issues facing people with developmental disabilities.

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our partnership as we present this important training. If you need more information or have any questions about PIP e-mail me at Christy.D.Black@wv.gov.

Sincerely,

Christy Black, PIP Coordinator