AZ Partners in Leadership

AZ Partners in Leadership (previously known as Partners in Policymaking) is an innovative leadership training program that teaches people to be community leaders, and to affect systems and policy change at the local, state, and national levels.

The program is designed for individuals who have a disability and for parents raising children with a disability.

Partners provides the most current information and education about disability policy, the legislative process, and local, state and national issues that affect individuals with disabilities.

Partners participants are people who are ready to work for long-term systems change and for change in public policy.  The overall goal of the program is to foster a partnership between people who need and use services for disabilities, and those who determine public policy.

Partners graduates gain the abilities to teach policymakers a new way of thinking about people with disabilities.

AZ Partners in Leadership Recruitment Flyer

Who should apply for AZ Partners in Leadership?

A limited number of participants will be selected through an application process to participate in the program.  We are seeking highly motivated and committed men and women who represent different ethnic backgrounds, various disabilities, and various geographic regions of the state.

Preference is given to, but not limited to:

  • Young adults who have a developmental disability (definition can be found in the application packet)
  • Parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities

AZ Partners in Leadership Application


Pilot Parents is accepting AZ Partners in Leadership nominations for this year’s program.  We are seeking participants who are highly motivated to become well informed about, and active in, policy making and systems change for individuals with disabilities in Arizona.  To nominate someone now, download the form below.

Nomination Form


Partial funding was made available by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities
Planning Council through contract No. ADDPC-FFY14-GP-00.