Advocates in Action RI
"Self-Advocacy means finding out what's important, speaking up about it and making a difference!"

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Advocates in Action: Welcome to Our Website!

Advocates in Action Rhode Island is an independent, statewide, non-profit Self-Advocacy organization.

Phew! That's a lot of words! Bottom line: we are directed by and for people who have a developmental disability to empower others who also have DD so that they can speak up for themselves and others. Remember, "nothing about us without us", because together we can make a difference!

New to Self-Advocacy? Check out our "SA Pokey" music video to find out what it's all about:


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What's the Buzz about Making Decisions?

Join Self-Advocates and Allies to Talk, Share and Learn about Individual Choice and Making Informed Decisions

Where:  Advocates in Action RI, 662 Hartford Avenue, Providence RI 02909

When:   March 9th, 1:30pm-2:30pm (please arrive by 1:15)

RSVP by: March 6th
Phone: 1-877-532-5543
Click here to rsvp by Email

Click here to download the flyer for this event


March 6th

SAVE THE DATE for Rhode Island's 2015 Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting

Monday, March 30th at the Crown Plaza in Warwick!

Rhode Island's 19th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference was awesome! More than 400 people attended POWER UP on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at the Crown Plaza in Warwick. CLICK HERE to find our more.
Everyone who wants to work should be able to follow that dream! Advocates in Action RI is proud to be working in partnership with the RIenter of Excellence and Advocacy to make this vision a reality!

Click here to visit the CEA website and check back soon information about Self-Advocacy news, opportunities, resources and events about EMPLOYMENT!

Best Judgment Ladd School Lessons

Advocates in Action RI is currently producing a feature length documentary about the history of Rhode Island's former state instituion for people who had a developmental disability. Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons will also examine the negative attitudes and stereotypes that still exist towards people who have a developmental disability today.

Visit the film's website and join us on Facebook to find out more:

We also want to thank the everyone who has already contributed to support this important project.

Those who still wish to make a tax deductible donation can send checks addressed to our fiscal sponsor as follows:

Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island

Please write "Best Judgment" on the memo line, and send it to:

Advocates in Action Rhode Island
Box 41528
Providence RI 02940

We believe that "Best Judgment" is going to be a powerful film. Your support will help us bring it,
and the conversation that it inspires, to as wide an audience as possible.



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This Page was updated on:
March 2, 2015


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