Reno event to focus on self advocacy for those with developmental delays 

December 20, 2017 by  

Reno families with a child who has developmental delays are being offered an opportunity to participate in a program that will help to foster their leadership and other skills.

The Nevada Partners Leadership Program, which is an initiative of the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, will give both individuals with developmental delays, as well as their parents, a chance to learn how they can advocate for themselves or their child. The class will run for eight months, and will be held one Saturday each month. An area printer can supply the organizers of this type of function with calendars to distribute to the participants that are marked with the dates for each of the sessions that will be held.

The goal of the program is to educate the participants about policies and other issues that can have an impact on their lives as a developmentally challenged individual or the parent of someone who is. They will be encouraged to develop their leadership skills so that, in the future, they will be able to help effect positive change for themselves and others who face similar challenges. The classes will be held in the Redfield Campus of the University of Nevada Reno.

The program is scheduled to begin on January 13th, and it will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Anyone who is interested in registering or finding out more can do so on the university’s website.