Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Partners in Policymaking Application

Partners in Policymaking is a leadership training program for adults with disabilities and parents of children with developmental disabilities.  The program teaches leadership skills and techniques to develop positive partnerships with elected officials, school personnel and other individuals who make policy decisions about services that you and/or your family use.

Partners in Policymaking Application

Name and Contact Information

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Last
Address
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
What is your age?
Are you a person with a developmental disability? *

Individual Information

Do you have a guardian?

Guardian Contact Information

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Last
Guardian Address
Guardian Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Are you a parent of a son/daughter who has a developmental disability? *

Parent Information

Does your son or daughter live at home?
Do you have other children?
Are you a sibling or other family member that is the primary support of an individual? *

Sibling or Other Family Member

If selected to participate in the Partners in Policymaking Training Program, I agree to the following in order to successfully complete and graduate from the program.

  1. Travel to Jefferson City/Columbia to attend the regularly scheduled meetings. (Reimbursement for mileage would be available).
  2. Make a commitment to attend eight, two day sessions (Friday: Noon - 9:00 pm, Saturday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm), held monthly from February 2020 - September 2020.
  3. Complete all homework assignments (approximately two hours per month).
  4. Complete one major project (i.e., a letter writing campaign, organizing a town meeting). Major projects are decided upon by Partners Coordinator and myself, depending upon my interests and competency needs.
    Meeting dates for 2020 (Friday and Saturday) are: February 7-8, March 6-7, April 3-4, May 1-2, June 5-6, July 10-11, August 7-8, September 11-12.
Requirements
Please list your gender (optional)