ERIC Number: ED479117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-21
Reference Count: N/A
Coalition Building for Systems Advocacy: A National Teleconference (August 21, 2002). Participant's Manual.
Rowley, Corey; Townes, Courtland, III; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Buppapong, Raweewan; Langbehn, Kristy; George, Carri; Petty, Richard; Heinsohn, Dawn
The participant's manual contains training materials for a national teleconference on coalition building for systems advocacy in agencies concerned with independent living for people with disabilities. Preliminary materials include the conference agenda, background information about the trainers, and organizational information on Independent Living Research Utilization and the National Council on Independent Living. The first section is titled "The Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities (LCPD): Leadership Training--2002-2003" and contains a leadership roster, a meeting schedule, blank forms, the LCPD bylaws, and general information about LCPD. The next section, "Learn How To Be a 10-Minute Advocate," provides such advocacy tools and resources as four steps to becoming involved in the legislative advocacy process; 19 golden rules of advocacy; and guidelines for calling, testifying, visiting, or writing policymakers. The third section is titled: "Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities." It includes samples of a committee chair job description, a committee chair contact checklist, a list of committee responsibilities during the legislative session, and 2002 fact sheets. The following section contains the legislative advocacy training program developed by the Boston (Massachusetts) Center for Independent Living. The final section presents an example of a successful coalition in New York State. Attached are the teleconference participants' list and evaluation forms. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Independent Living, Inservice Education, Leadership, State Legislation, Systems Approach
ILRU Program, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. Tel: 713-520-0232. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 877-525-3400 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ncil.org. For full text: http://www.ilru.org/ilnet/ilnetbks.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York; Utah