Call for Applications: DC Advocacy Partners

September 26, 2014

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is seeking a diverse group of highly-motivated and enthusiastic men and women to participate in the fourth class of DC Advocacy Partners (DC AP).  DC AP is a free nine-month leadership training program designed for self-advocates and family members of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. DC Advocacy Partners is funded by the DC Developmental Disabilities Council. Applications due: November 7, 2014. Here’s a little more information:

  • DC Advocacy Partners is completely FREE! Classes, meals, transportation, and childcare/respite are at no cost to selected participants.
  • Participants must be 18 or older and either have an intellectual/developmental disability or be a family member of someone with an intellectual/developmental disability. They must also be DC residents.
  • Participants must be able to make a commitment to attend nine day-and-a-half sessions (Friday evening and Saturday once a month) between January 2014 and September 2014. They also must commit to completing all assignments and keeping the DC AP staff informed as to their advocacy activities after graduation in September.
  • Topics to be addressed will include Disability History and Services, Inclusive Education, Integrated Employment, Community Organizing, Local and Federal legislation, and more!

We would greatly appreciate your support by sharing this announcement with anyone you think would benefit from the training. For further information and to download the application, visit http://dcpartners.iel.org/ or download the email attachment. For questions, please contact Dana Fink, at finkd@iel.org or 202-822-8405 x132.