Advocates in Action RI
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Advocates in Action: Welcome to Our Website!

Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc. is a statewide Self-Advocacy organization. CLICK HERE to find out more about who we are and what we do. CLICK HERE to see a calendar of Self-Advocates.

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What's Happening?

Congratulations to the Leadership Series Class of 2014 Graduates!!

Applications for the Leadership Series Class of 2015 are AVAILABLE NOW! They are due no later than Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, along with 2 letters of support.

Click here to find out more about the Leadership Series

Click here to download the application for the Leadership Series Class of 2015

Get Ready for some HOT FUN in the Summertime at the 2014 Beach Bash!

When? Thursday, August 7th, 11am-3pm
Where? The Carousel at Goddard Park, Warwick
Who? EVERYONE IS INVITED! Join Self-Advocates, Family Members and Friends.

Connect with others, meet new people and get ready to PARTY!

Registration for this year's event costs $22 per person when ordered by Thursday, July 24th and $25 after that date.
The price includes a full buffet lunch with clamcakes, chowder, hamgergers, hot dogs and side dishes,
along with an afternoon of DJ dancing and beach access.

Click here to download the registration.

The 2014 Beach Bash is hosted by Advocates in Action RI & the Down Sydrome Society of RI,
with support from the RI Center for Excellence and Advocacy.

The 2014 Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting

I like Ham ... Put it in My Plan!

Rhode Island's Annual Statwide Self-Advocacy Meeting was held on Monday, March 31st, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. More than 200 people came to the meeting to learn all about Individual Support Plans. Members of the Leadership Series Class of 2014 rocked the house as they presented about this year's theme and
encouraged everyone to realize that "Your Plan Means Power"!


This annual statewide meeting is a free event, hosted by Advocates in Action Rhode Island, and made possible with support from the Center for Excellence and Advocacy.

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:
July 27, 2014


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