Thursday, July 31, 2008

FYI: Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention (C2P2EI)

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is pleased to announce that this year’s session of Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention (C2P2EI) will start in October of 2008 and end in May 2009. It will be held in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

What is C2P2EI? C2P2EI is an innovative training program providing family member participants with up-to-date information, leadership development training, resources and skills. Participants learn about the local, state and national issues that affect children with disabilities. Funding for this program is made possible by Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention Technical Assistance.

Who should apply to C2P2EI? Interested family members throughout Pennsylvania who have an infant, toddler or pre-school age child who has special needs are eligible to apply for this program. Family members must have the desire to learn to advocate for themselves and others and be willing to make a time commitment to attend the sessions.

How much does it cost to attend C2P2EI? A limited number of family members are accepted into the program at no cost to the individual. Participants are reimbursed for travel costs and childcare expenses. Meals are included and overnight lodging is provided for those individuals traveling over 30 miles to the training location.

What are some the benefits of attending? Graduates learn to become strong advocates and leaders. They gain the ability to teach policymakers a new way of thinking about people with disabilities. Graduates learn about current policies, laws, and regulations. They get an opportunity to meet many of the key players in the Early Intervention System. Certificates are awarded to participants who successfully complete all the program requirements.

Where can I get an application for this program? Applications can be requested by writing to The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, 1601 N. Broad Street, Suite 610, University Services Building, Philadelphia,PA or contact either: Sue Tuckerman, Family Advocacy Coordinator 215.204.1772/ or
Diane Perry, Inclusion Coordinator at 215.204.3031/

TTY calls can be made to 215.204.1356.

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