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About Partners in Policymaking (PIP)
New Jersey Partners in PolicyMaking
New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is an 8-month leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over age 18) and family members available through The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities with funding from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. The goal of this program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state.
Selected participants will learn about best practices and important areas for advocacy from nationally-known experts. Upon completion of the program, participants will have developed the knowledge and skills needed to:
- advocate for opportunities and supports that promote self-determination, independence and inclusion in all aspects of community life
- be members of advisory boards and committees
- work alongside policymakers and state agencies
Requirements of Participation
- Participation in 8 interactive educational leadership development sessions held one weekend a month in Princeton (Friday 2pm – Saturday 3pm)
- Completion of homework assignments between sessions, including the development of an Advocacy Action Plan
Monthly Educational Leadership Development Sessions & Topics
September 14 & 15
January 18 & 19
October 5 & 6
February 22 & 23
November 16 & 17
March 15 & 16
December 14 & 15
April 20 & 21
Partners in Policymaking Application
New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities and family members of people with disabilities to build leadership and advocacy skills. The Boggs Center is committed to building a diverse group of participants that is reflective of the needs, geography, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds of New Jersey. We invite those interested to complete an application by July 15, 2018 to be considered for the New Jersey Partners in Policymaking program. Completed applications can be sent to Jaime McGeady by email at email@example.com or by mailing to the address below:
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, Suite 3500,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
If you need assistance to complete the application, would like to request a hard copy application or would like to complete the application by phone, contact Jaime McGeady at 732-235-9613.
Applications MUST be received by July 15, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 1, 2018.
If you would like additional information about the program, contact Jaime McGeady by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 732-235-9613.
Project Director: Colleen McLaughlin
Project Staff: Jaime McGeady