Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking—C2P2 2024

Learn to work with policymakers to make a difference in the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism.

C2P2 2024 applications coming soon!
To apply for next year, be sure to check back in October.


Become a leader in your community.

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C2P2 is a free program for:

  • Family members of a school-age child in Pennsylvania with an intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism;
  • Adults in Pennsylvania with an intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism.


2024 Session Dates

Sessions will be announced in October 2023.


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