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Session 3 of 2020 Class Focuses on Education

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Session 3 of the 2020 class of Texas Partners in Policymaking was held Nov. 15-16 in San Antonio. The primary focus of Session 3 was the topic of successful education outcomes for students with developmental disabilities (DD). During the session, state and national experts provided presentations and facilitated discussions designed to give members of the 2020 class a comprehensive view of what’s possible for students with DD in Texas. 

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Texas Partners in Policymaking Announces 2020 Class

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Over 30 disability advocates have been selected to participate in the Texas Partners in Policymaking program. Graduates from the statewide program will become partners with policymakers in Texas and work to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities (DD).

Texas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with DD.read more…

Apply Now for Texas Partners in Policymaking

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Texas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with developmental disabilities (DD). Graduates from the statewide program will become partners with policymakers in Texas and work to improve the lives of people with DD. The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 class is May 1, 2019.

Texas Partners in Policymaking is an innovative statewide leadership development training program. read more…

Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training

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Project Co-ordinator
Genessee Klemm

Project Period
September 19, 2016 to August 31, 2021

Project Objective
This project will coordinate, manage, and facilitate advanced leadership and advocacy training of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities consistent with the Partners in Policymaking model using qualified speakers over multiple weekends; and evaluate and recommend improvements of the program.

State Plan Goal 3
Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.

Geographic Reach
Statewide

Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training