2020 Disability Advocacy Certificate Program Participants
Meet AAPD’s students participating in the Disability Advocacy Certificate Program! The Disability Advocacy Certificate Program prepares students to be knowledgeable and effective advocates and representatives for the disability community. The focus will be on preparing participants to advocate in their home universities, home states, and on the national level.
Students will become familiar with the history of the disability rights movement through a variety of topics such as disability legislation, healthcare, employment, and more. Through conversations with issue experts, students will learn how advocates can effectively influence policy change.
Presenters in this course include a multitude of experts who are integral to the disability rights movement. Students will have the opportunity to hear from those who participated in crafting foundational disability rights legislation, Members of Congress and their staff on the most effective way to communicate key disability community issues, and disability community members who will share their expertise and stories on a variety of topics.