The 2013 Graduate webinar series is now archived in the Graduate Moodle. Watch them all & don't miss Bobby Silverstein's Top 10 Advocacy Tip Sheet!

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Sheila Carey, Ex. Dir. NYS DDPC, & Asst. Secretary DOL Kathleen Martinez

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NYS Partners at July 2012 meeting with Asst. Secretary Kathleen Martinez

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Class members and Partners grads at July 2012 meeting in Albany

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Sharing vision boards at June 2012 session in Albany

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2012 Partners at June 2012 session in Albany

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NYC area Partners Grads at 2013 NYC Testimony Session

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2013 NYC Testimony Session

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2013 Schenectady Testimony Session

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2013 Albany Session - Presenting Vision Boards

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2013 Rochester Testimony Session

Partners in Policymaking ® is an innovative national model of leadership training for people with developmental disabilities, parents and family members. It is designed to provide state-of-the-art knowledge about issues and policies related to disability, and to develop participant competencies to become more effective in influencing policy development at all levels. The overall intent is to achieve a productive partnership between people with developmental disabilities, parents, and family members, and those in position to make policy.

*NYS Partners in Policymaking ® is sponsored by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

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Contacting Partners, PolicyMakers and Agencies

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*This posting is generated directly from Partners Graduates and is not produced by Cornell University's Employment & Disability Institute, The Advocacy Center, The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council or any other organization. Content posted here may not reflect the views of these organizations and they are not responsible for this content.

Upcoming Events

  • Partners Module 8 Wrap-up Webinar
    Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
  • Partners Transition Webinar
    Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Partner members, view archived Graduate webinars on Moodle


  • 02/11/2014
    Staff Members of The Advocacy Center present at TASH Conference
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  • 01/06/2014
    Young 2013 Graduate Shares her Experience in PIP program
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  • 12/13/2013
    2013 PIP Graduates Give Testimony
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*The information and links in the news section are provided as resources from outside parties and do not imply endorsement or necessarily reflect the views of the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Cornell University EDI or The Advocacy Center.

Contact Us

  • Cornell University
    Nancy Hinkley
    Principal Investigator, Project Director
    phone: (607) 255-1109

  • The Advocacy Center
    Jackie Yingling
    Training Coordinator
    phone: (585) 546-1700 ext. 224

Partnering Organizations

The Advocacy Center Employment and Disability Institute