Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking (C2P2)
Modeled after Minnesota's Partners in Policymaking, Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking (C2P2) is a leadership development training program designed for individuals with disabilities, parents of young children with disabilities and university graduate students. C2P2 provides up-to-date information, leadership training and skill building. National and local experts teach participants about the local, state and national issues that affect individuals with disabilities.
C2P2 participants make a commitment to attend multiple two-day training sessions during the course of a year. The program selects highly motivated people who represent different ethnic backgrounds and, who for the most part are not already involved in advocacy organizations.
Two C2P2 Programs
The Institute on Disabilities currently offers two C2P2 programs, targeting different participant groups:
- C2P2 for Families of Children in Early Intervention
- C2P2 for Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools
Past Participant Groups Include
C2P2 for Emerging and Established Leaders
Active from October 2008 through March 2013, this version of C2P2 paired an established leader with a disability, with an emerging leader with a disability to help develop leadership skills.