A.J. Pappanikou Center to Launch the Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training Project

March 16, 2010

The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is launching a new  Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training project this spring.  This 36 hour leadership training includes: history of the disability and parent movements, overview of policies affecting persons with disabilities, IDEA , IEP's and IFSP's, transition and adult services, guardianship, the legislative process, health care financing, accessing health care, medical home, effective communication, parents as advisory, skills to run a meeting, effective advocacy  strategies and ethics.  The training is now scheduled in Waterbury and Derby in 12  3hour sessions set for February through May. Other sessions will be scheduled soon in Hartford and Fairfield. Other parent groups are now seeking to co-sponsor the training with us in other locations across the state.   Those interested should contact Cathy Adamczyk, 860-679-1585 or Molly Cole, 860-679-1595.

PLAT Brochure
North Star Parent Leadership Training Announcemnt
Waterbury Parent Leadership Training Announcemnt

About the Center

The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will be a premier center in the Northeast for innovative teaching, research, and technical assistance to enhance quality services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Center will:

  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration across academic and community settings.
  • Have a life span focus.
  • Serve as a resource for public policy development through the dissemination of research findings and information about best practices.