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Together Again!

Rhode Island's 2023 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

Together Again was our first hybrid conference and it was a blast! Day 1 took place virtually over Zoom on Thursday, May 11th. Day 2 took place on Friday, May 12th, when we hosted our annual Conference Dinner Dance Party at the Providence Marriott Downtown.

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Together Again, RI's 2023 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference, Virtual Conference Day. Thursday, May 11th. Let's Zoom!

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Morning General Session: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Click Below to Watch the Full Morning General Session from this Year's Conference


Click Below to Watch Keith Wilcox, President of the AinA-RI Board of Representatives, Speak During Morning General Session

Welcome Message from Keith Wilcox, President, AinA-RI Board of Representatives


Click Below to Watch Kevin Savage, Director of the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities, Speak During the Morning General Session

Greetuigs from Kevin Savage, Director of the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities, BHDDH


Click Below to Watch "About Being a Leader" from this Year's Leadership Series Class

About Being a Leader from the Leadership Series Class of 2023


Click Below to Watch Our Together Again Music Video from This Year's Conference Song

Together Again Conferene Song


Click Below to Download the MP3 and Lyrics for this Year's Conference Song

Together Again Conference Song: download the mp3

Click to download Together Again, this year's conference song. Copyright Advocates in Action, 2023       click to download the lyrics to this year's conference song: Together Again.
Written, composed and performed by Mark Cutler and the Advocates in Action Leadership Series Class of 2023



Morning Workshop Presentations: 11 am to 12:00 pm

"Personal Profiles: It's All About You!" "Who's the Boss: The Role of Direct Support Staff"  "You Can Work: How Paychecks Can Affect Your Benefits" "Self-Directed Supports: Choose Your Own Path"


Afternoon Workshop Presentations: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Individual Support Plans: What's New and What Matters to YOU Supported Decicions-Making: Help Making Your Own Choices Let's Get to Work: Picking a Pathway to Employment Be a Voter: You've Got that Right!



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This page was updated on Monday, July 31, 2023