Become A Leader in Changing State Policies and Practices! 

Application deadline extended to October 22, 2021 by noon

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking is a six‐session advocacy and systems change training program that develops future leaders across the state who are able to work with legislators and communities on policies and initiatives that will support the full participation and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. 

Become part of a nationwide network of nearly 27,000 graduates who are community leaders and decision‐ makers serving on policymaking committees, commissions, and boards at all levels. Partners in Policymaking will again be virtual this year!  If either transportation or coming to Madison overnight six times have been barriers to you participating, this is the year for you!  

Who can apply?
Individuals who are highly motivated to create more inclusive communities AND are:
•    Parents or primary caregivers of children under the age of 21 who have developmental disabilities
•    Adults with developmental disabilities
•    Adult siblings or family members of individuals with developmental disabilities

Dates for the Class of 2021/2022 are: 

•    October 29 & 30, 2021
•    December 3 & 4, 2021
•    January 14 & 15, 2022
•    February 25 & 26, 2022
•    April 8 & 9, 2022
•    May 6 & 7, 2022

Sessions run from 12:30 to 4:30 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Friday and 8:30 to 12:30 pm on Sat. There is no cost to attend.  BPDD covers the expenses of the program.

For more information or get help completing your application: Contact Jenny Neugart at or (608) 266‐7707.