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. *Applications for the next Partners Class of 2015 is now open. Please apply here. Accepted Partners will be notified by the end of July, the Fall session begins in late August and ends in early December. The program is free, open to individuals with a developmental disability or family members who are 18+ years of age.