Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking (C2P2)

About C2P2

3 happy young children sit closely together on a benchModeled after Minnesota's Partners in Policymaking, Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development training program designed for adults with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum, and for parents of school age children with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum.

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.

C2P2 Programs

Past C2P2 Participant Groups

  • 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.
  • C2P2 for Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education and Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service