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Application for Participation

Year 32 Training Dates:







November 17-19, 2023

AmericInn, Ft. Pierre, SD

Person Centered Thinking/History/People 1st Language

December 7-9, 2023

AmericInn, Ft. Pierre, SD

Special Education/Inclusion

January 18-20, 2024

AmericInn, Ft. Pierre, SD


February 22-24, 2024

AmericInn, Ft. Pierre, SD

Local Gov't/Assistive Technology/Time Management/Assertiveness/Effective Meetings/Talking Circle

March 21-23, 2024

AmericInn, Ft. Pierre, SD

Social Security; Abuse/Neglect

April 26-27, 2024

Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, SD

Employment/Inclusive Community


A word document version of this application can be found at the following link: Year 32 Partners Application - Word Document

Name: *
Email Address: *
Mailing Address: *
City: *
State: *
Zip Code: *
County: *
Home Phone: *
Work/Alternative Phone:
Question 1
(click here to see definition of developmental disabilities)
Are you a parent of a son or daughter with a developmental disability?: *
If Yes, child/children ages:
Date of onset of child's disability:
Describe the disability and how it affects the ability of your son/daughter to function in at least three of the areas of major life activity ("D" of definition):
What services (school, respite care, case management) is your son/daughter currently receiving?:
Describe your child's school placement:
Question 2
Do you have other children?: *
Question 3
Are you a person with a disability?: *
Your Age:
Date of onset of disability:
Briefly explain your disability:
Question 4
Why are you interested in participating in the Partners in Policymaking program?:
Is there a specific issue, area of concern, or problem that encouraged you to apply for this program?:
Question 5
Will you make a time commitment of two days (Friday and Saturday), one weekend per month, from November 2022 through April 2023? ATTENDANCE AT ALL SESSIONS IS MANDATORY.: *
If employed, will your employer release you to attend Partners sessions?: *
Question 6
Are there any accommodations necessary for you to participate in this program?: *
If Yes, check which of the following accommodations will be necessary for you to participate?:

If Accessibility, please describe your needs:
If Personal Care Attendant, please indicate who will be attending with you:
If Other, please specify:
Question 7
Do you currently belong to any advocacy organizations?: *
If Yes, please list organizations and offices held. Membership is not a requirement.:
Question 8
Please tell us a little about yourself and your family:
Please indicate how you learned about Partners in Policymaking:
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation must accompany this application.

Letter of Recommendation form can be found here.