Friday, June 27, 2008

Opportunity to Impact The Developmental Disabilities Act

From LDA of America's Stateline e-news (June 20, 2008):

Fellowship Opportunities

The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation is seeking outstanding leaders who are parents / family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or professionals with a specialty in intellectual disability who are working towards the enhancement of inclusive services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is an intensive one-year public policy fellowship in Washington DC. These are fantastic opportunities to work on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency. Please see the announcements from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation (ParentFellowshipAnnouncement2008-2009.pdf ProfessionalFellowshipAnnouncement2008-2009.pdf) for more information. The deadline is August 15, 2008.

From the Announcement:

The coming year offers exciting opportunities to be involved in policy and legislative development in key areas such as The Developmental Disabilities Act, special education, health and mental health care for persons with disabilities, disability civil rights, child care, housing, justice, child welfare and other areas related to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental
retardation/intellectual disabilities.

Too true, too true!

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