Leaders in Policy Advocacy

LIPA Grads 4
Fourth Leaders Graduating Class

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.

Read more go to :  http://www.arcmi.org/new/lipa.htm

For information, please contact  Salli Christenson at The Arc Michigan                  800 292-7851 ext. 130 or email to: salli.c@arcmi.org