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Disability Rights Leadership Training

Become an advocate and leader in the I/DD  disability community

Ability Leadership Project

It’s not just an online training. We’re building a network.

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Our trainings are about building a stronger, more effective network of disability advocates across the state of North Carolina.

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What is ALP-NC?

A free program designed for advocates of people with disabilities.

Transcript: What is ALP-NC?

“Have you ever wanted to make things better for people with disabilities? Do you believe that people with disabilities have important things to teach others? Would you like to learn how to be a leader? If you answered yes, then the ALP-NC training program is for you.  ALP-NC is a new class for people with and without disabilities. We will teach you how to be an advocate and leader for the disability community. You will work together with other advocates to make things better for people with disabilities.

 At least half of the people in the class will have intellectual or developmental disabilities. The other half of the class will be family members and people who work in the disability community.  We will learn how to tell our stories. We will learn how to make a difference with our stories. And we will learn from each other.

We will work online together. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this before. We will show you how to use the online programs. If you need help with this application, please call us. We are excited for you to join our class.”

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A Collective Solution

Be part of a wide range of people working together

Problems that impact a large number of people usually require a large number of people to solve them. Shared problems need collective solutions – a wide range of people working together, doing different things, but doing it in a way that works together to make change happen.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions


The training is designed to support trainees learning from one another, so participants should be prepared to listen and to share.

This program is for you if you:

  • Want to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Believe the experiences and decisions of people with disabilities should guide and shape that work; and
  • Can commit to all sessions and completing work between sessions.

 

Yes. Our 2022 trainings will be held online. We will focus on developing the best online training possible. Eventually, these trainings will be held in-person.
 
There is no cost to attend this training.

Yes. You may only apply to this class if you:

  • have an intellectual or other developmental disability;
  • OR have someone important to you (close family or friend) who has I/DD;
  • OR work in a role connected to people with I/DD.
We will also use this training to select candidates to become future trainers. They will then complete additional training before they are assigned to lead trainings. Every future training will include at least one trainer with an intellectual or other developmental disability. Trainer positions are paid. In the current phase of the project we are focused on the I/DD community. In coming years, ALP-NC will expand to be cross-disability to maximize the power of the disability community in NC.

Yes. We will ask for your feedback through the sessions.

  • You must be able and willing to give your opinion to help us make this training the best it can be.
  • You are especially encouraged to apply if you are interested in becoming a trainer.
  • You must have access to broadband internet and either a tablet or laptop.
  • You must have a place to use that technology relatively free from distractions for a full day each month.

Do you have more questions?

Our trainers are excited to hear from you. Contact us today.

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