Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking (C2P2)

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About C2P2

Modeled after Minnesota's Partners in Policymaking, Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development training program designed for:
- adults with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum, and for
- parents of school age children with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum.

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.

C2P2 Programs

Past C2P2 Participant Groups

  • C2P2 for Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools
    Archived webinars | Archived podcasts
  • C2P2 for Emerging and Established Leaders
    Active from October 2008 through March 2013, this version of C2P2 paired an established leader with a disability, with an emerging leader with a disability to help develop leadership skills.

For more information about C2P2 programs, contact

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Institute on Disabilities Family Education Coordinator
Voice: 215-204-1772 | TTY: 215-204-1805

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