C2P2 2020

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.

Back to main C2P2 page

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.

Diverse group of people standing together indoors

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

Session Times

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.

Smiling, lively young woman with arm around child.


  • 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
    • Transition
    • Employment
    • 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
  • Waivers
  • 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;

More Information

Participants will be reimbursed for travel and provided lodging (if 40+ miles are traveled).

C2P2 is free but only a limited number of applications will be accepted.

Funded by Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs.

Contact Us

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

Give Now Join our mailing list