Junior Partners in Policymaking

Junior Partners in Policymaking

The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council Junior Partners in Policymaking is a free program for Delaware residents,15 to 22 years of age, with a disability, or a sibling or parent with a disability.


The week-long program (Sunday through Friday) takes place on a college campus, where the participants live in dormitories and have meals in the college dining hall. The focus of the program is to provide participants with tools to:


  • Transition into adulthood
  • Determine their future
  • Learn how to advocate for their rights


The program can accommodate up to 20 people.


Plans for the 2022 program are underway, but no details are available yet.


Details and applications will be available in early 2022 at https://ddc.delaware.gov/


We have developed a brief survey to collect data on the best ways to promote the program to ensure that we reach as many potential participants as possible. There are several ways to link to the survey:


  1. Follow the link to take the survey: Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HR795PP.


  1. Visit the DDC Facebook page to find a link to the survey: https://www.facebook.com/DelawareDDC


  1. Visit DDC on Instagram to link to a survey:  https://www.instagram.com/de_dd_council/


  1. Visit the DDC website for a link to the survey: https://ddc.delaware.gov/

Thank you for sharing this information. Please contact program coordinator, Donna-Marie King, with any questions at sagedonnamarieking@gmail.com or 302-753-7007.

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