The Public Policy Team is comprised of Board members and staff. The members of the Team take a direct, personal role in advocacy. The volunteer Board members and staff establish relationships with elected officials at every level, positioning KenCrest to be able to offer our understanding and expertise in the area of developmental disabilities to those key policy makers.
These relationships with elected officials promote visibility, understanding, acceptance, and support for people with developmental disabilities.
The Public Policy team visits elected officials in their Washington and Harrisburg offices and in their back-home offices. Each elected official is invited to visit KenCrest’s programs.
The objectives of these visits are:
To establish KenCrest name recognition among the elected officials whose districts we serve.
To establish awareness among elected officials about the ways that people with disabilities and autism and agencies like KenCrest can make their districts economically and socially more vibrant and better places to live.
To serve as a resource to elected officials on issues that affect the people KenCrest serves.