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in Policymaking 2001
for Fall 2001)
June 22nd Edition (Issue
#9, 2001) of InfoNet is now available
on the web!
Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference
VSA arts of Iowa Scholarship
Plan for 2001-2003
Accepting Applications - Sessions will begin Fall 2001!
DD Council is currently accepting applications for participants
in the 2001 Session of Partners in Policymaking.)
you like to be a part of a growing group of individuals that
are on the cutting edge of change? Would you like to learn how
to effect that change at the local, state and federal level of
Government to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities?
If so, Partners in Policymaking is for you!
in Policymaking is a training program federally-funded by the
Governor's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Council. Partners
is an International program that is designed for individuals
with developmental disabilities and family members of people
with disabilities. We provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art information
about disability issues from local and nationally-recognized
Partners you will learn about current issues and best practices,
policymaking and legislative processes, and build the skills
you need to obtain appropriate services for yourself, family
members and others. The overall goal is to achieve a productive
partnership between the people needing and using services and
those in a position to make policy.
a Partner participant, you will attend nine, one-day sessions.
The sessions will be one Saturday per month beginning in September
and ending in June, excluding December. Sessions will typically
run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The training sessions are held in
the Des Moines area and are free of charge for participants.
Overnight lodging will be provided for those participants living
more than two hours from Des Moines. Meals will be provided during
the session. Mileage is reimbursable. Personal assistant services
and child care may be reimbursable, decided on a case-by-case
basis. Participants are EXPECTED to make a commitment to attend
ALL sessions, to complete and turn in homework assignments between
sessions as well as complete forms recording time spent on disability-related
topics include, but are not limited to:
of the disability movement
a vision for tomorrow
state and federal policy
education and communities
in Policymaking is now actively seeking applications from highly
motivated men and women who have a disability or are family members
of people with disabilities.
you would like an application or would like to learn more about
this exciting training program, please call 1-800-452-1936 or
Click HERE to view or
print an application form
(515) 281-9082, or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
for Partners in Policymaking
has been posted in pdf format.)
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right-click on the underlined link and select "Save As",
to download to your local directory. Then, launch Adobe Acrobat
Reader to view or print.
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Fall Conference & Fund Raising Auction
University Park Holiday Inn
West Des Moines, Iowa
All day session with Kathy Quill, Ph.D.,
author of "Do, Watch, Listen, Say"
arts of Iowa Scholarship
VSA arts of Iowa review committee met and selected 2 winners
this year. Each will receive a $500 scholarship to pursue their
study of art. The winners are:
Nina Givan, from Des Moines, a performing artist, who plans to
further her professional ballet training at the Mexican Ballet
Folklore School in Michigan. Nina will use the training to put
together an authentic Mexican folk dance, to be presented next
year at the "I'll Make Me a World" celebration. She
will also teach the class at the Des Moines' McKinley Elementary
School's Head Start preschool program. Nina is on the VSA
arts of Iowa artist roster.
Hansen, from Forest City, a visual artist, who plans to take
a summer class in creative writing. Annette says, "I want
to reach out to people through my writing and to encourage others
to act on their own decisions and to look to the possibilities
of a brighter future. I understand others' fear such as not being
able to walk and what it's like being different."
for 2000-2001 School Year)
Wood AEA and University Hospital School are making small grants
available to individuals and families who want to attend conference,
classes, or training sessions in the school year 2000-2001.
are eligible to apply for a family mini-scholarship if:
are a person with a disability or a family member who wants to
attend a disability-related conference
live in the Grant Wood area (the counties of Benton, Cedar, Iowa,
Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington)
will range from $100 to $250 per person. Mini-scholarships will
be awarded for registration fees, hotel, and/or travel expenses.
An application may be for more than one person. Conferences must
occur no later than June 30, 2001.
about upcoming conferences can be found at www.DisabilityTraining.org.
An application form can be found at www.DisabilityTraining.org/minischolarshipapp.html
more information, please call Geri Pettit at 800-332-8488 or
David Leshtz at (319) 353-6523.
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