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Call for Applications: 2019 DC Advocacy Partners Program

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Contact: Carly Fahey   faheyc@iel.org   202-822-8405 x122  

Sponsored by: The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and the DC Developmental Disabilities Council


The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and the DC Developmental Disabilities Council are very proud to announce the return of the DC Advocacy Partners Program for 2019!

IEL is seeking a diverse group of highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to participate in the seventh class of DC Advocacy Partners (DC AP). DC AP is a free eight-month leadership training program designed to develop and train self-advocates and family members of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the policy-making, influencing, and implementing processes. DC Advocacy Partners is funded by the DC Developmental Disabilities Council.

Here’s a little more information:

  • DC Advocacy Partners provides classes, materials, and meals at no cost to selected participants. Transportation and childcare will not be covered.
  • Participants must be 18 or older and have an intellectual and/or developmental disability or be a family member of someone with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.
  • A limited number of professionals working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may also be accepted.
  • All participants must also be DC residents.
  • Participants must be able to make a commitment to attend eight sessions held on designated Fridays at 12:00 pm-8:00 pm between late May 2019 and December 2019.
  • Participants must commit to completing all assignments and keeping the DC AP staff informed as to their advocacy activities after graduation in December.
  • Topics to be addressed will include Disability History, Inclusive Education, Integrated Employment, Community Organizing, Systems Advocacy versus Self Advocacy, and more!

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Download the Application

We would greatly appreciate your support by sharing this announcement with anyone you think would benefit from the training.

For further details, visit the DC Advocacy Partners Website.

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Fahey, at faheyc@iel.org or 202-822-8405 x122.

To learn more about IEL's work and programs, visit iel.org.

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