We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 session of Partners in Policymaking. Attached you will find the current application. The deadline to return the application is August 23, 2019. Please share this information with anyone you might know that you feel would be interested in Partners in Policymaking.
New Mexico Partners in Policymaking is an intensive, grassroots disability leadership and advocacy training. Its curriculum was developed by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Disability, and has been replicated both nationwide and overseas. Over the last 8 years, more than 150 people from 18 counties in New Mexico have graduated from this program in order to create a more inclusive statewide community.
Local and national speakers deliver presentations and workshops on the following topics: Disability History, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Community, Self-Determination, Supported Employment, Community Organizing, Federal and State Legislation, Conflict Resolution, and Working with the Media.
Acceptance to this program is competitive and self-advocates and family members of individuals who have disabilities are given priority. A small number of professionals in the field are accepted each year. We meet three times for three days each time and connect via conference call in the months in between. If you are passionate about advocacy and inclusion, please consider applying.
October 24, 25, 26
January 9, 10, 11
March 12, 13, 14
Please contact the Partners in Policymaking Team at CDD-PartnersPolicymaking@salud.unm.edu if you need additional information.