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News You Can Use from the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities

Over the past several weeks, as this crisis has unfolded, the Division of Developmental Disabilties ("the Division") has been coordinating with the RI Department of Emergency Management, the Department of Health, and others to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are using this section of our website to share updates, resource materials, and the Division's answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about how the current crisis may affect the RI DD Service System and the Supports that individuals receive.

At Advocates in Action, we believe that information is power! We're happy to do our part by sharing this information here on our site. In addition to posting original materials as the Division makes them available, we will also be including some user-friendly companion materials to help make things more accessible and easier to understand.

You can use BrowseAloud to listen-to, and translate, any of the materials on our site. CLICK HERE if you need more information about how to do that.

How to Contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Division has set up a phone hotline! CLICK HERE for information about how to them directly with questions or concerns about your DD Services, or any of the DD Updates that we're sharing on our site.

COVID-19 Updates and Communications from the Division

The Division is publishing a variety of weekly bulletins and updates to keep individuals, families, provider agencies, and other members of the RI DD Community informed, as the Coronavirus continues to impact our state. CLICK HERE to view these materials.

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This is a work in progress that we'll be updating on a regular basis and you can help!

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This page was updated on Monday, May 4, 2020

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