Health notes: Dealing with disabilitiesA leadership training program for people with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities is seeking applications for fall sessions.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
A leadership training program for people with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities is seeking applications for fall sessions.
Applications are due by July 15 for Partners in Policymaking, an eight-month program that was created by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, said a news release from the public relations firm The Wallace Group.
All sessions take place at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minn., with the first on Sept. 27-28. The class is limited to 40 participants and is free because it is covered by a federal grant. Presenters include nationally recognized leaders and local experts in disabilities.
The 2012-13 class included Thomas Furman of Duluth, who discovered his learning disability one month before graduating from college but went on to obtain a master’s degree in business. Furman, who also has a child with severe food allergies, has done presentations nationally on giftedness and learning disabilities.
The program helped him learn more about “the nature of advocacy and how to make a bigger impact,” Furman told The Wallace Group.
More information is available at www.mngts.org/partnersinpolicy
making or contact Carol Schoeneck at Government Training Services, (800) 569-6878, ext. 205, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.