Mobility Planning Services Institute from Easter Seals

Easter Seals Project ACTION's

Mobility Planning Services Institute
May 14-17, 2007
Bethesda, Md.

MPS brings together community teams of leaders from the disability world and transportation industry to share information and strategies to improve access to transportation services in their communities.

About the Institute

The MPS institute offers intensive training and planning activities that result in plans each team can take home to improve services in their communities. The training component of MPS is provided by industry experts serving as faculty for breakout sessions. Interspersed with the learning sessions are hands-on team working sessions. In a relaxed setting, Institute faculty facilitate an interactive learning environment where team members can openly discuss challenging issues and plan solutions.

Each team produces an action plan, with shared responsibilities to carry out throughout the next 12 months, reflecting specific local concerns and stages of development, and presents their plan to the full group of teams at the end of three days of intense work.

ESPA provides funding for travel and lodging ($4,250 per team for the 2007 Institute). MPS teams also receive additional follow-up technical assistance from ESPA staff within the first 12 months at no cost to the community.

How to participate in the next MPS Institute

MPS teams are selected through a competitive application process. Click here for the application form and detailed instructions. Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2006.

For more information

Read the full brochure in HTML or PDF format.

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Read the answers to MPS Institute Frequently Asked Questions.
View information about the 2006 MPS Institute, and meet the teams through a photo album.
Download examples of previous team plans, available in Word and PDF formats.
* For further information, contact Donna Smith by email or at 800-659-6428.

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