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Reach for the stars! Rhode Island's 2022 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

Thanks for joining us as we Reached for the Stars together at

Rhode Island's 2022 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference!

This year's event took place on Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th.

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Reach for the Stars: Conference Agenda, Day 1

Opening Session: 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Image of 2 microphones. One is muted. One isn't muted.

Quiet On the Set!

Michael Eddy, from the Advocates in Action 2022 Leadership Series, helped begin the general sessions by explaining how attendees can unmute and mute their microphones during this year's virtual event.

CLICK BELOW to watch Michael's Tutorial presentation:

CLICK HERE or on the image below to download the handout that Michael used during his tutorial:

Image of the Unmute and Mute handout that Michael shared during his presentation.


Welcome Message from Keith Wilcox, President, the AinA Statewide Board of Representatives


Reach for the Stars! Written, Composed and Performed by Mark Cutler and the Advocates in Action Leadership Series Class of 2022

Reach for the Stars!

This year's conference song was written and performed by the Leadership Series Class of 2022 and our amazingly talented musician friend, Mark Cutler!

CLICK BELOW to watch our music video with photos of current and previous Leadership Series members as they Reach for the Stars!


Leadership Means ...

CLICK BELOW to watch a video about what Leadership means from this year's Leadership Series Class

 


 

This is a graphic of the 3 workshops that take place from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm, during the first breakout session. Scroll down to read this information as plain text.

There were 3 workshop presentations during the first breakout session, which ran from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm.

Click on the images below to open the page for that presentation, where you can view a recording of the session, along with materials that were shared and other resources.

Some different ways to get around.

Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. Everyday technology and how to use it.

Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. You'll know it's person-centered when ...

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more.

 


 

lunch break

cartoon drawing with a person resting, an old-fashioned outhouse, and a person eating a sandwich

 


 

 General Session. 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Our friend Kim Einloth helped facilitate a conversation about the Division's new Technology Fund during this session.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

 


 

Breakout session #2, 1:45-2:30pm

There were 3 workshop presentations during the second breakout session, which ran from 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm.

Click on the images below to open the page for that presentation, where you can view a recording of the session, along with materials that were shared and other resources.

Getting to work: Tips about employment.

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. Elections are coming! Know your voting rights!!

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. Self-Directed Services: Choose your own path.

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more.

 


 

We aren't meeting again after Breakout Session #2.

The conference ends at 2:30 pm on Thursday, so the afternoon breakout is the last session for the day.

Remember: We're using the same Zoom link for the whole conference!


Reach for the Stars: Conference Agenda, Day 2

Opening Session Day 2

 


 

Breakout Session #3, 11:15 am to 12:o pm

There were 3 workshop presentations during the third breakout session, which ran from 11:15 pm to 12:00 pm.

Click on the images below to open the page for that presentation, where you can view a recording of the session, along with materials that were shared and other resources.

Learn how to use Supported Decision-Making.

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. Share your ideas about services and supports.

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more. Let's Talk about Self-Direction: Likes, Dislikes, & suggestions.

CLICK HERE to open the Presentation Page for this workshop and learn more.

 


 

lunch break

cartoon drawing with a person resting, an old-fashioned outhouse, and a person eating a sandwich

 


 

General Session number 2, 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm.

 


 

There are 2 workshop presentations during the fourth breakout session, which runs from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm.

Click on the image or text listed below to open the page for that presentation and learn more about it.

Music with Mark Cutler. Let's write a song together! About Me Boxes with the Leadership Series Class of 2022

 


 

And ... That's a Wrap!

 

 


This page was updated on Wednesday, August 10, 2022