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Advocates in Action

Advocates in Action: The Leadership Series

 

speak up, make decisions, plan your future, know your rights, be responsible, learn about government, get out and vote, be a team player, become a leader!

The Leadership Series is a 10 month learning experience for Rhode Islanders who have a
developmental disability, family members, friends and direct support staff. The Series meets on Wednesday
afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm several times a month from September thru June. Each class covers
topics related to Leadership and Self-Advocacy. During the series, students will be introduced to
the tools they need to speak up for themselves and others.People who attend the Leadership Series do not need to be able to read or write.

Each class is interactive and fun! Our curriculum also includes pictures, video, audio, games and other
interactive media that make the information accessible and easy to understand.
The Series begins with an all day kick-off retreat in September. This is a casual, fun-filled event
that all class members must attend. The retreat and classes will be held at the Advocates in Action
RI office located at 662 Hartford Ave in Providence, RI.

There are also homework assignments and extra events to attend between classes, including RI's
Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy conference on October 29th. In addition, class members will be the
on- stage hosts for the annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting at the Crowne Plaza on March 29th,
2016! Everyone who completes the Series graduates at a formal ceremony in June.

The Leadership Series is coordinated by Advocates in Action Rhode Island. Participation in the
Series is FREE thanks to the support of the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental
Disabilities & Hospitals. Participation is FREE, but SPACE IS LIMITED!

Interested individuals should mail your completed application and two (2) letters of reference to
Advocates in Action RI, Box 41528, Providence RI 02940 by Friday, July 31st, 2015.

Click here to download more information about the Leadership Series

Click here to download the application for the Leadership Series Class of 2016


Leadership Series News

2015 Leadership Series class at the RI State House

Congratulations to Graduates of the Leadership Series Class of 2015!

STEVE BENOIT
RON CARELLO
LISA DUBREUIL
MAUREEN GAYNOR
CONNIE LEBLANC
MELANIE MONTI
STEPHANIE PROULX
VERONICA SCHENCK
LISA SILVERIA
CASSANDRA SUMMERS


Click here to view video slide shows from previous Leadership Series and Partners in Policymaking classes.


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June 23, 2015