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Apply for Partners in Policymaking

Partners in Policymaking Accepting Applications

Do you have a developmental disability?  Are you the parent of a young child with a developmental disability?  If you are, or know someone who is, apply for a free training program called Partners in Policymaking.

Topics covered in the sessions include independent living, assistive technology, supported employment, and history of the disability rights movement. Participants practice presenting testimony and learn how to impact the legislative process.

Thirty people across the state will be chosen for this program, which begins in September 2013 and concludes in May 2014. During this period, participants attend eight two-day sessions, from Friday afternoon and to late Saturday afternoon, in Richmond, Virginia. Lodging, meals, training, and transportation (plus individual accommodations such as personal care attendants and interpreters) are paid for by the program.

Apply by April 30. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Loria at 800-846-4464 or

Thanks to Fairfax Area Disability Services

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