2018-2019 Class Selection Notification

for Austin and McAllen will be Friday 15 June.

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Our Faculty

National speakers enable Partners participants to learn “what’s possible” because the policies, practices, or activities are successful in other places.

The quality of the Texas Partners in Policymaking program depends on speakers who can present “what’s possible” and who:

  • Are experts in the topic area, including having an understanding of the connection between levels of government, systems change, and policy results.
  • Have a broad perspective on cutting edge/best practices in disability issues that are consistent with an empowering vision.
  • Understand what Partners in Policymaking is all about and are committed to the Core Values.
  • Know how to communicate about their topic of expertise through adult learning methods including blended learning.
  • Are motivated and enthusiastic themselves, and able to inspire and energize participants.

2018-2019 National Speaker Line-Up

Session Speakers Date
HISTORY of Disability Services
HISTORY of Parent Movement, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living &
People First Language
August 10-11, 2018
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & LIFE LONG LEARNING
IDEA & 504
CIVIL DISCOURSE COMMUNICATION
September 21-22, 2018
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
SERVICE COORDINATION
PERSON CENTERED PLANNING
October 19-20, 2018
SUPPORTED, COMPETITIVE & CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
COMMUNITY & SINGLE ISSUE ORGANIZING
November 9-10, 2018
CREATING A VISION
GUARDIANSHIP and the 84thLegislature
MEDIA TRAINING
January 11-12, 2019
ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP at the TEXAS CAPITOL
Mock Hearing – Senate Chamber at Texas State Capitol
February 15-16, 2019
FEDERAL DISABILITY ISSUES March 1-2, 2019
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Graduation at Texas State Capitol
April 12-13, 2019
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