Leaders in Policy Advocacy

 

 

 

A project of The Arc Michigan
A project of The Arc Michigan

 

First Graduating Class

Funded by The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

First Leaders Graduating Class

 

CaitlinFowlerAshleyKellCaitlin Fowler

Ashley Kell

Leaders Graduates


“A wonderful opportunity!”

“Leaders was extremely helpful.”


“Leaders in Policy Advocacy

has changed my life.”


“The information is incredible.”


“Thank you for arranging such priceless training!”


“Speakers provided new

insights and ideas.”


“I feel that I can now  more confidently approach my  legislators.”


LIPA DohnSM

Dohn Hoyle

Director of Public Policy

The Arc Michigan


Edith Gibson

Edith Gibson

Leaders Graduate


 Laura-Hall

Laura Hall

Presenter


Salli LIPA

Salli Christenson

Leaders Coordinator

 

Leaders In Policy Advocacy (LIPA) is a leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of minor children with developmental disabilities. The project trains and supports participants to become leaders in the disability rights movement.

Topics Include:

  • Disability History
  • Inclusive Education
  • Assistive Technology & Social Media
  • Self-Determination
  • Person-centered Planning
  • Access to Housing, Employment & Recreation
  • Benefits and Systems of Care
  • Systems Change

Participation in LIPA requires a significant time commitment. Six (6) weekend sessions begin on Fridays at 12:30 pm and end for the day at 9:00 p.m. The class resumes at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays and concludes at 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the training. Participants will be asked to share a hotel room with another class member, if lodging is needed. Meals will be provided, including to caregivers, and participants will be reimbursed for mileage to and from the training sessions. Attendance is required at each weekend session. Please apply only if you can make the time commitment.

 

For information, please contact

Salli Christenson at The Arc Michigan

800 292-7851 ext. 130

Fax 517 487-0303

 salli.c@arcmi.org

 

 

 

THE LEADERS IN POLICY ADVOCACY GRANT IS ENDING AND CLASSES WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED.

PLEASE CONTACT THE MICHIGAN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL TO INQUIRE ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES THEY ARE OFFERING.

THE COUNCIL CAN BE REACHED AT
(517) 335-3158 OR
mdhhs-dd-council@michigan.gov

Yasmina and Asmara

Yasmina M. Bouraoui, Deputy Director, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council 

Asmara Ruth Afework, Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University

David Taylor
David Taylor Presenter MPF Local Leader

 

Elizabeth Martin
Elizabeth Martin Leaders Graduate

 

Roslynn Owens-Williams ac
Roslynn Owens-Williams Leaders Graduate

 

Catherine-Hein
Catherine Hein Leaders Graduate

Bethany Cipriano
Bethany Cipriano Leaders Graduate

 

 

Contact: Salli Christenson, The Arc Michigan, 1325 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910

salli.c@arcmi.org       800 292-7851 ext. 130       Fax 517 487-0303