About the ProgramTexas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development and advocacy skills training program that is provided over the course of nine months. Through the years, many Partners graduates have stayed in contact with each other and with the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) – the organization that coordinates the Partners program – but now TCDD wants to formally connect with graduates with the Texas Partners in Policymaking alumni program. By becoming a member of the alumni program, graduates will be able to continue their Partners experience. The alumni program will provide opportunities for graduates to stay connected, informed, and engaged so they can take their advocacy to the next level and impact the lives of people with disabilities. Specifically, the alumni program will include:
- Disability Policy Academies: regularly scheduled webinars that feature disability policy experts and provide continued policy education and training.
- Partners Connection: a monthly e-newsletter that highlights alumni program events, alumni impacts, leadership and advocacy opportunities, and more.
- Facebook Group: a closed Facebook group for alumni to ask questions and share information.
- Networking: alumni can connect and network with the program’s more than 700 graduates.