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Welcome to Our Website!

Advocates in Action RI is Rhode Island's premiere statewide Self-Advocacy organization. As an independent, 501(c)3 organization, our mission is to empower people who have a developmental disability to advocate for themselves and others, to support and strengthen the Self‐Advocacy movement and to raise awareness about disability issues in the community. We strive to help people become educated about their options, aware of available resources, able to make informed decisions, in control of their own lives, and involved within the community.

Check out the menu on the left to view the various ways that we've worked towards these goals over the years. This is just a small sample of the resources in our collection. If you're looking for a specific topic, have any questions, or would like to suggest additional content for our site, send an email and let us know. We welcome your input and ideas, and we're always happy to help if we can!

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Together Again, Rhode Island's 2023 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference took place on May 11th and 12th

CLICK HERE, on the image below, to visit our conference page for recordings, photos and other resources!

Together Again Conference Logo: A collage of cartoon people depicting previous Conference topics including: Transportation, Self-Directed Services, Employment, Person-Centered Planning, Manage your own Support Staff, Community, Support Plans, and having FUN

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The next RI DD Community Forum is on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, from 3:00-4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to visit our Events Page where you can find out more and Register for FREE!

Click to visit the Graduate Academy page: Join us!

Calling All Graduates!

Our Leadership Graduate Academy is an opportunity for graduates of the Leadership Series and Partners-RI to continue their learning experience with us.

Our next course is about Being a Peer Mentor. Classes will meet four times on Monday afternoons, beginning on Monday, September 25th. Classes run from 1:00-2:30.

There's NO COST to attend, but you must attend all four classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Completing the course does not guarantee a Peer Mentor position with our organization, but it is one of the requirements.

It's also a fun and informative way to learn about what being a Peer Mentor is all about!


CLICK HERE to visit our Graduate Academy page and find out more!

previous events

Couldn't make it to one of our previous events? CLICK HERE to visit our recordings page and see what you missed!

This page was updated on Monday, September 18, 2023

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