When 2019 comes to a close, so will the Yang-Tan Institute’s Partners in Policymaking class, taught for 10 years through grants from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
The program will continue, however, supported through an Engaged Opportunity Grant awarded through Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives, which will fund some of the activities.
“This is critically important work,” project director Carol Blessing said. “Lives are changed because of this program. The end of state financial support does not end the need for quality leadership and advocacy training for New Yorkers living with disabilities.”