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Advocates in Action Rhode Island is an independent, statewide, non-profit Self-Advocacy organization. AinA was created by a coaltion of Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities to educate and empower others who also have that label. DD so that they can speak up for themselves and others. Remember, "nothing about us without us", because together we can make a difference!
Just the FACTS about your F.A.Q.s: Rhode Island's 2017 Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting!
Join us at this year's statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting on Thursday, March 30th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick to hear answers to some Frequently Asked Questions that people have about the RI Developmental Disabilities System and the Supports that inviduals receive.
Advocates in Action is currently collecting these questions. Click here to send us your questions, and join us at this year's Statewide Meeting to hear members of the 2017 Leadership Series Class share answers, information and additional resources about the RI DD System.
Let us know what YOU want to know!
The Februrary What's the Buzz Conversation are about "How to DO Self-Advocacy". Click here for more information.
Nothing About Us Without Us, Rhode Island's 21st Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference, took place on Thursday, October 27th at the Crown Plaza in Warwick, RI. Click here to view the full conference program.
We may be biased, but this year's conference was AWESOME! Advocates in Action was the host for RI's 21st annual statewide Self-Advocacy Conference, but as in previous years, this was an true collaboration and team effort. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make the day a success!
Nothing About Us Without Us was made possible with support from the RI Department of BHDDH, the generosity of this year’s sponsors, our hard-working planning committee, board members and volunteers, the incredible presenters who shared 18 informative and empowering workshop sessions, and this year’s super-talented keynote singers, whose Music with a Message helped capture and convey themes such as Inclusion and Equality in a way that simple words could never do.
We also want to thank the 350 plus individuals who took the time out of their busy schedule to spend their day and/or evening with us. Your presence helped make RI’s 21st statewide Self-Advocacy conference a success!
To everyone who was a part of Nothing About Us Without Us, we would like to say a great big THANK YOU!! Together, we can make a difference!
Check back soon to see photos from the day and more!
Congratulations and WELCOME to the 18 newest members of the Advocates in Action RI Leadership Series! We're happy to have you with us and look forward to spending the year ahead with each of you!
Advocates in Action RI developed the Leadership Series to help people learn how to speak up for themselves and others, be in charge of their own lives, and raise disability awareness in the community. Some of the topics that we will be discussing over the next 9 months include the following:
PCP: Volume 1, short for "People Coloring Pictures", is an adult coloring book that includes artwork and ideas from members of the Advocates in Action RI Leadership Series. Class members drew these pictures as we discussed topics such as Self-Advocacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Informed Decisions and Choice, “Home Sweet Home”, Real Jobs and Community Integration. These topics, and others, are all part of something called Person Centered Planning.
We created this book as a fun way and comfortable way to have conversations about Person Centered Plannning and other important issues. We hope you enjoy it!
Advocates in Action is in the process of creating additional materials about Person Centered Planning, including "PCP: Volume 2"! We will also be offering various opportunities to learn more about Person Centered Planning and related topics in the months to come.
In the meantime, feel free to click on the link below to download a copy of PCP: Volume 1, get out your art supplies, and get ready to color!
Click here to send us your questions about the Service System for Rhode Islanders who have a developmental disability. While Advocates in Action RI does not provide counseling or advocacy services, we will be setting up an area on our website to share the answers that we find, along with additional resources and information.
Our September What's the Buzz was about ways to Support Self-Advocacy. Check back soon for highlights from that conversation, along with topics and future dates!
Also, check out these awesome songs about ending the R-Word from members of our 2016 Leadership Series Class:
Congratulations to the 2016 LEADERSHIP SERIES CLASS Graduates!
Click here to read or download the first edition of our new publication, "Nothing About Without Us: RI Self-Advocacy News You Can Use". The newsletter is in PDF format.
New to Self-Advocacy? Check out our "SA Pokey" music video to find out what it's all about:
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February 6, 2017
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