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Partners in Policymaking (Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, VBPD)


More than four hundred Virginia PIP alumni, and thousands who have graduated from PIP programs across the country, have learned how to make a difference every day for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Individuals participating in PIP attend advocacy training, resource development, and skill building workshops led by state and national experts. Topics covered include the history of the disability rights movement, self-advocacy, independent living, employment, building inclusive communities, natural supports, legislative advocacy, assistive technology, communication, team building, and much more! VBPD covers all expenses for participants’ training, lodging, meals, and travel.


After High School All Disabilities Collaboration Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary High School Parent/Family Preschool Professional Development Related Services Self-Determination State Laws Transition