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

Join us as we Reach for the Stars at Rhode Island's Self-Advocacy event of the year!

Day 1: Thursday, June 16th, 10:00am - 2:30pm

Day 2: Friday June 17th, 10:00am - 2:30pm

Virtual Dance Party: Friday, June 17th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

CLICK HERE, or on the button below, to register for free

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Reach for the Stars with us at Rhode Island’s 2022 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference! This year's conference will be an interactive, informative, and FUN 2-Day event that’s taking place virtually on Thursday, June 16th, and Friday, June 17th.

The conference runs from 10:00am to 2:30pm on both days. We’re also planning a virtual dance party from 7:00 – 8:30pm on Friday night after the conference. Our planning team is really looking forward to this evening of fun, and we hope everyone else is, too! Mark your calendars now and get ready to party!

Here are some of the things we’ll be talking about when we meet in June:

  • Shared Living Arrangements and Other Residential Options
  • Employment Goals and Career Paths
  • Community Building and Inclusion
  • Voting
  • Self-Directing Your Services
  • The Role of Support Staff
  • Individualized Support Plans
  • Person-Centered Thinking and How to Think Outside the Box
  • Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about the RI Developmental Disabilities Service System

  • Please note this is not the final list! In fact, if you’re reading this page and have an idea for a topic you’d like to speak about, there’s still time to submit your proposal!

    CLICK HERE for information about being a presenter at this year’s conference.

    Proposal are due by Friday, June 3rd

    Note: The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, June 3rd.

    In addition to the topics mentioned above, you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from some of Rhode Island’s Rising Stars as people share some of the cool things they’ve been doing around housing, employment, education, relationships, social activities, and more. Learn something new and add your voice to the conversation as we share information and ideas about living the life you want, the way you want!

    While this is a free event, everyone who plans to attend still needs to register. Fortunately, the registration process is quick and easy. And you also only need to do it once to join us for both conference days (June 16th and 17th, 10:00am – 2:30 pm) and Friday night’s virtual dance party (June 17th, 7:00-8:30pm).

    While there’s no cost to attend Reach for the Stars, everyone who plans to join us must complete a registration form. This includes presenters and those who will only be there for part of the conference.

    For example, if you only plan to attend on one of the days, you still need to register. If you only plan to attend during your presentation, you still need to register. If you only plan to attend the Friday night dance party, you still need to register. Or if you plan to be there for any other combination of days and times, well, you know what you need to do, right? Yup, you still need to register!

    And while you’re at it, please be sure to complete a separate form for each attendee, even if you plan to share a device when you join the meeting. Doing so will help us keep track of our registration numbers and plan accordingly.

    Once you register, we’ll send an automatic confirmation message and your customized Zoom link. This link will work for the entire conference. You’ll need it to join us on June 16th and 17th and rejoin us during either day if you decide to leave and return, so please keep it in a safe place!

    Early Bird Rffle!
Register by Wednesday, June 1st for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

    Registration for this year's conference will remain open throughout the event. That means you can register at any time, even after the conference begins on June 16th.

    But while there's plenty of time to sign up for Reach for the Stars, we're offering an Early Bird Raffle to encourage everyone to do so sooner.

    Register before Wednesday, June 1st, and we'll add your name to our Early Bird Raffle.

    The winner will be drawn at the conference and must be present to win. Good luck and we'll Zee you in June!

    CLICK HERE, or on the button below, to register for free

    click here to register at:

    CLICK HERE to email us if you have any questions or need assistance completing the registration form.

    We’re happy to help and look forward to zeeing everyone as we Reach for the Stars together in June!

    This page was updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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