Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Parents & Guardians of young children with DD: Become a Partner in Policymaking

Are you the parent (or guardian) of a young child with a developmental disability (DD)? Or are you a person with DD?

If you are, or know someone who is, now is the time to apply for a free training program called Partners in Policymaking (PIP).

Only 30 people (from across Virginia) will be chosen to be Partners. Classes (on Friday evenings and Saturdays) begin in September 2013 and will conclude in May 2014. Eight sessions are held; lodging, meals, training, and transportation (plus individual accommodations such as personal care attendants and interpreters) are paid for Partners.

Download the application and be sure to include three (3) letters of recommendation. Materials are accepted electronically, by fax, or by mail. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Loria or Teri Barker Morgan at 1-800-846-4464 or Rachel.Loria@vbpd.virginia.gov or Teri.Barker@vbpd.virginia.gov for more information. The deadline for applications is 5pm on April 30, 2013.

Videos about PIP are available on YouTube at bit.ly/Pip13Va and bit.ly/13vaPIP and on the Board's YouTube channel and website. Check it out!
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