Note: Application period ended January 10, 2022.

C2P2 2022

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.

Diverse group of people together in a conference room

2022 session dates

*Update: All sessions will be held via Zoom, not in-person.

  • February 4 and 5
  • March 4 and 5
  • April 1 and 2
  • May 13 and 14
  • June 3 and 4
  • June 24 and 25
  • August 26 and 27
  • September 23 and 24

Session Times

Fridays: 1 PM - 9 PM
Saturdays: 8 AM - 3 PM


All sessions will be conducted via Zoom.

Participants will be notified of changes in advance.

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
    • 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


  • Applicants MUST commit to attending both sessions, all eight weekends.
  • Attendees must review all materials before and after each session.
  • Homework will be assigned and must be completed.
  • Social distancing and masking for in-person activities are strongly encouraged and may be required by the funder, venue, or other rules.

More Information

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

Funded by Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs.

Contact Us

Voice: 215-204-1356

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