Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center

Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training

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Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center
1101 E. Schuster Avenue
El Paso, TX 79902
915-544-8484
Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center website

Project Director
Gilda Gil-Lopez

Project Period
September 1, 2016 — August 31, 2021

Project Objective
The goal of this project is to implement a culturally appropriate leadership development and advocacy training program to a minimum of 100 El Pasoans who have developmental disabilities, their family members and allies that will allow them to become strong leaders and advocates in their community. This will be accomplished through the El Paso Leadership and Advocacy Institute which will be based on the Partners in Policymaking® model from the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. Once the individual has completed the training, a plan will be implemented to ensure a minimum of 10% of the participants will engage in leadership roles and public advocacy opportunities.

State Plan Goal 3
Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.

Geographic Reach
El Paso County

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Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training