LA Partners in Policymaking Needs Your Help

Please read this URGENT plea from Sandee Winchell, Executive Director of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, one of HDC’s partners in advocacy. Originally it was a standalone e-mail message. You can perform the action of forwarding this e-mail by copying and pasting the text of the message.

Dear Friends of the DD Council,

Please help us recruit applicants for the 2018 Class of Partners in Policymaking.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 class is Saturday, September 30, 2017 and this deadline will not be extended.  Please forward this email to individuals with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities and encourage them to apply for this national leadership training program.

Participants attend one weekend training session in Baton Rouge each month from January through June.  Individual sessions are devoted to specific topics presented by nationally-known experts.  Sessions begin Friday at 12:00 PM and conclude on Saturday at 3:00 PM.  Lodging and meals are provided and travel is reimbursed.  Respite and attendant services are also reimbursed for participants who qualify.

To apply for the 2018 Partners in Policymaking class click HERE or contact the Council at 1-800-450-8108. To be considered for the next Partners’ class, completed applications must be received via email, fax or mail no later than September 30, 2017.  The next session begins January 2018.  Specific dates and topics and more information about the Partners’ program can be found HERE.  Contact Rodney Anthony at 800-450-8108 or if you have any questions.

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