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Get the latest news from the Division of Developmental Disabilities at the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH) at the next DD Community Forum on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Join Division Director Kevin Savage and his team on as they share information and updates, and answer questions from members of the RI DD Community at this quarterly online event! There’s no cost to attend, but everyone must register in advance.

Use the Registration Form below to sign for the March 22nd event on Zoom.

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Mark Your Calendars and Save the Date for RI's 2023 Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference!

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This 2-Day Hybrid Event takes place on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th

Stay Tuned for Details!!

The Leadership Series




Calling All Leadership Series and Partners-RI Graduates!

You're invited to join the Leadership Graduate Academy! The Academy is a collection of short courses that focus one some of the topics we introduced in the Leadership Series. We've also added related topics that are based conversations we've had in class over the years.

We're currently offering 3 different courses per year, 3 in the fall and 3 in the spring, and will be adding new topics each semester. Once you've joined the Academy, you're welcome to but space is limited.

As an Academy member, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in as many different courses as you want, and earn a Certificate of Completion for each of them, but class size is limited.

Click the button below to learn more about the Academy and sign up for free!

CLICK HERE to learn about our new Leadership Graduate Academy


Advocates in Action offers a variety of classes, information sessions and fun events throughout the year. If you haven't had the opportunity to join us yet, we hope you'll find the time to do so in 2023! While most of these activities are geared towards Self-Advocates and other members of the DD Community, almost all of them are open to the general public, which means pretty much EVERYONE is invited!

We post upcoming opportunities here on our website and AinA's Public Events calendar. We also publicize that information on our Facebook Page, which we hope you'll visit and like. Those who use Twitter are also welcome to follow us at @AinAEvents.

In addition, we encourage you to join our mailing list to stay up to date. We use this list to send information about upcoming events and hot topics related to Self-Advocacy. Mailing list members will also automatically receive our "What's Up News" newsletter, which we we publish quarterly.

We hope you'll sign up today and stay connected! CLICK HERE to join for free!

Use the link below to send contact us with any questions, comments or requests for information about upcoming events.

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This page was updated on Sunday, March 12, 2023