Learn to work with policymakers to make a difference in the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum.
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C2P2 is a free program for
- Family members of a school age child with an intellectual disability and/or on the autism spectrum;
- People with an intellectual disability and/or on the autism spectrum.
Become a LEADER in your community.
UPDATE: 2020 Session dates have been revised
These dates may change. Please check back after April 16 to confirm.
Remaining session dates:
- June 5 - 6
- July 10 - 11
- August 7 - 8
- August 21 - 22
- September 11 - 12
Fridays: 1 PM - 9 PM
Saturdays: 8 AM - 3 PM
Hyatt Place, Bethlehem
45 West North St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Participants Will Learn
- About local, state and national issues affecting people with disabilities;
- To foster a partnership between people who need supports and services and those who make policy and law;
- To advocate for themselves and others;
- To teach policymakers a new way of thinking about people with disabilities.
- History of the Self-Advocacy and Independent Living Movement
- History of the Family Movement
- Visioning for a Preferred Future
- Best Practices in:
- Early Intervention
- Inclusive Education
- Community Inclusion
- Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations
- How to effectively educate Legislators
- How to run a meeting
- How to serve on a Board of Directors
- Effective Communication
- Conflict resolution
- Assistive Technology
- Community of Practice in Supporting Families and in Employment
- Community Engagement
- Community Organizing and Resource Development
- Successful applicants MUST commit to attend ALL sessions in person at the Bethlehem location;
- Attendees must review all materials before and after each session;
- Homework will be assigned and must be completed;
Participants will be reimbursed for travel and provided lodging (if 40+ miles are traveled).
free but only a limited number of applications will be accepted.
Funded by Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs.
Cathy Roccia-Meier, Institute on Disabilities Family Education Coordinator
Voice: 215-204-1772 | TTY: 215-204-1805
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