In 2007 the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities sent out a "Request for Ideas." They asked people who receive services, family members, services agencies, and advocacy organizations for ideas about how to improve the service system that supports adults who have a developmental disability in Rhode Island.

Advocates in Action hosted several meetings to ask Self-Advocates what they would do, or not do, to make to the system better. We worked together with 2 family advocacy organizations (PAL and the RI Parent Information Network), who also hosted some meetings to ask family members for their ideas.

We collected this information and created a printed report and a video slide show. We submitted this material to the Division of Developmental Disabilities and we are also sharing it here on our website.


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Turn on your speakers, click the PLAY button and enjoy the video!


These are PDF files. You can open them to view, download and print. We submitted these to the state of Rhode Island, so we're shaing them here as public documents. Please contact us if you want to use any of the graphics, photos provided in it.

CLICK HERE to view the report.

CLICK HERE to view the addendum, which includes lots of photos, graphics and other fun stuff!

(c) Advocates in Action, 2008