Note: Application period ended January 10, 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.
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.
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
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
- 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
- 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.
C2P2 is free but only a limited number of applications will be accepted.
Funded by Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs.