Up-to-date information, leadership training and skill building. National and local experts teach participants about the local, state and national issues that affect individuals with disabilities.
Modeled after Minnesota's Partners in Policymaking, Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development training program designed for:
- adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism, and for
- parents of school age children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism.
C2P2 participants make a commitment to attend multiple two-day training sessions during the course of a year. The program selects highly motivated people who represent different ethnic backgrounds and, who for the most part are not already involved in advocacy organizations.
2024 sessions dates have been announced and the application period has ended. The application period for C2P2 2025 will open in the fall of 2024.
Training for parents of children/young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism, providing up-to-date information, leadership training, and skill building.
Past C2P2 Participant Groups
- C2P2 for Families of Children in Early Intervention
Training for families of infant, toddler and preschool children receiving Early Intervention services. "C2P2 EI" offered information, leadership training, networking and skill building on local, state and national issues that affect young children with disabilities and developmental delays.
- C2P2 for Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools
- C2P2 for Emerging and Established Leaders
Active from 2008 - 2013, this version of C2P2 paired an established leader with a disability, with an emerging leader with a disability to help develop leadership skills.