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RHODE ISLAND'S 2013 STATEWIDE SELF-ADVOCACY CONFERENCE


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The REGISTRATION DEADLINE for this year's Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference has BEEN EXTENDED!!!


Registration for Conference Day and Evening Dinner Dance Party are due on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th!

Hotel Reservations for those who wish to stay overnight after the conference are due no later later Tuesday, October 22nd. We have a limited number of rooms blocked at a reduced rate. First come, first served. Reserve yours now!

Stop Get Ready Go

Stop - Get Ready - Go
is the name of this year's Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference. It takes place on
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Warwick.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF FILE WITH THE AGENDA FOR THE CONFERENCE DAY!

The focus of this year’s event is to help attendees become informed-about, prepared-for, and involved-in everyday life.
People who have a disability are the same as other members of society. They can set goals, follow dreams, make mistakes, carry responsibilities, teach others, and help make a difference ... just like everyone else.

Stop - Get Ready-Go
will carry this message loud and clear! Join us at this year's event as we talk, share and learn about a variety of topics including the following:

  • Dating
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Being Safe
  • Respect: Respect yourself, respect others and be respected
  • How to Find a Job
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision-Making
  • Sexuality
  • Voting & Advocacy
  • Individual Support Plans
  • Leadership Skills
  • Different Places to Live “Beyond the Group Home”
  • And LOTS MORE!
  • CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE FORMS AND MATERIAL:


    presenter proposal form

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS ("WORKSHOP PRESENTERS")

    Click here to download the workshop sessions that will be presented at this year's conference. This is a 2 page PDF file form our conference program.



    2013 award nomination form

    2013 SELF-ADVOCACY AWARDS

    Nominations are closed for this year's awards. The winners will be announced at the 2013 Conference during the luncheon ceremony. CONGRATULATIONS!!


    SPONSOR

    CONFERENCE SPONSORS

    The final deadline to place an ad in our conference program has passed, but there are still ways that you can help support this year's conference!

    Sponsors can still support us by having a display table at this year's event for the $500 sponsorship level. Click here to download the sponsor form to reserve your table. Please contact us to let us know if you plan to have a display table and return your form no later than Monday, October 27th.

    We also welcome your support through the donation of gift certificates and useful give-away items that we can share in the conference bags that each attendee will receive.

    Sponsors who have an ad in the program, a display booth at this year's event, and/or are donating items for the conference bags, will be able to reach and audience of 450 plus Rhode Islanders who have a developmental disabilty, family members, support staff and allies who attend our annual event.

    Each sponsor will also be listed on our website, which means an even larger target audience for your business or organization.

    Your support will help us cover the costs for this event, and make it possible for many people who are on limited incomes to attend. Self-Advocacy is about speaking up and making a difference. Your donation will help us do that. Together, we CAN make a difference. THANK YOU!


    RESOURCE FAIR

    INDIVIDUAL SMALL BUSINESS AND RESOURCE FAIR

    The Resource Fair takes place from 3:15-4:30 pm. This is an opportunity for attendees to find information and ideas, connect with others, and discover opportunities! It's also a place to do a bit of shopping with individuals who have created their own small business. We have a limited number of tables available for groups and non-profit organizations who have free resources related to Self-Advocacy to share. These resources may include social and recreational activities, community events, educational materials and information about local Self-Advocacy groups.

    Individuals with a small business and Self-Advocacy groups who have items for sale can also purchase table
    space for a small fee. Resource fair table reservations are due by Thursday October 24th, but SPACE IS LIMITED. Reserve your table now!

    Click here to download the Individuals Small Business and Resource Fair Reservation Form


    hotel reservations

    HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS

    Stop-Get Ready-Go! is an all day conference, followed by a dinner/costume dance party. Although this is not an over
    night event, many attendees decide to stay at the hotel. We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms for conference attendees at a reduced rate of $124 PER NIGHT, but you must use this form to make your reservations.

    Hotel Reservations are due by Tuesday, OCTOBER 22nd, but SPACE IS LIMITED! Make your reservations today!

    Click here to download the hotel reservation form




    registration

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

    The deadline for conference and dinner dance party registration has been extended to: Friday, October 25th!

    431 people attended the annual statewide Self-Advocacy conference in 2012. We are expecting another amazing crowd again this year! The cost to attend the conference day is $30 per person and $20 for direct care staff who will be there to support a registered attendee. We also have a reduced rate available for high students, their family members and teachers.

    The cost to attend the evening dinner dance and costume party if $35 per person. There are no reduced rates available for the party. Everyone who attends must pay the full amount.

    Click here to download the conference registration form

    Click here to download the reduced rate registration form for students

    We appreciate your support to help us spread the word for this year's event and hope to see you on October 31st!

    Click here to email us
    any questions you may have about the conference.



     


    Think First - Names Hurt!

    March is the official Developmental Disability Awareness Month, but this message lasts all year long!!

    Advocates in Action RI is committed to ending the use of negative language, including the "R-Word".

    Click here to find out more about our End the R-Word Campaign!

     

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    October 28, 2013


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