WV DD Council Seeking Applications for Partners in Policymaking

Posted: March 22, 2011

The WV Developmental Disabilities Council is currently accepting applications for the 2011-12 Partners in Policymaking® (PIP) Class. PIP is a national leadership training program for people with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. It provides the most current information about disability issues and develops the skills necessary for effective advocacy to influence public policy at all levels of government.

National and State leaders in the developmental disability field will provide information on current issues and state-of-the-art practices important to individuals with developmental disabilities. The Council covers expenses for participants’ training, lodging, meals and travel for eight training sessions between the months of September 2011 and May 2012. All training sessions will be held in the Charleston area.

For more information or to obtain an application, please go to the WVDDC's website at www.ddc.wv.gov or contact Christy Black by phone at 304-558-0416, email at Christy.D.Black@wv.gov, or TDD at 304-558-2376. Applications are due by June 30, 2011. Join the thousands of PIP graduates from similar programs across the country in advocating for better policy, services, and supports for people with developmental disabilities!