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Advocates in Action developed the Leadership Series to help people learn how to speak up for themselves and make a difference.
The Series is a 10 month training program that teaches people who have a developmental disabilty,
along with their support staff and family members,
some of the basic building blocks of how to be a Leader. Prior to hosting the Leadership Series,
Advocates in Action developed and hosted "Partners in Policymaking Rhode Island" with the support of PAL, the RI Division of Devlopmental Disabilities and
the RI DD Council.
Partners-RI was modeled on the national PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING program developed by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.
You can find out more about the national program by visiting www.partnersinpolicymaking.com.
Class size is limited so that we can provide an individualized learning experience to each members of the Leadership Series. The smaller size also provide students the opportunity to interact more closely and to develop some powerful lifelong friendships with their fellow leaders. People who accepted into the class do not need to be able to read or write. Our curriculum includes pictures, video, audio, games and other interactive media that make the information accessible
and easy to understand.
The Series begins with a day long retreat in West Greenwich, RI, on September 28th, 2012. Classes meet twice a month on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm.
They take place in Pawtucket and run from October thru June. There are also homework assignments and extra events to attend between classes.
Everyone who completes the Series graduates at a formal ceremony in June.
Participation in the Series is FREE thanks to the support of The RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilties & Hospitals and the RI DD Council.
Interested individuals must submit an application and 2 letters of reference. One letter must be personal (from family/friends). The second letter must be professional (from employers, teachers, support agency contacts, Self-Advocacy group member, or Leadership Series graduates). Selected applicants are then invited to an informal interview. Not everyone who applies is accepted.
Applications for the class of 2013 are due by Wednesday, September 5th, 2012.
Click here to download an information sheet about the Leadership Series.
Click here to download an application for the class of 2012 (Applications must be returned by Sept 5th 2012)
This Page was updated on:
September 10, 2012