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Rhode Island 23rd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

Rhode Island's 23rd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference "WHY NOT?!?!" will be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at the Crown Plaza in Warwick. There will be important Information, Peer-to-Peer Connections, Fresh Ideas and Tons of Fun!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE 2018 SELF-ADVOCACY CONFERENCE PAGE!! The final day to register is Friday, October 19th, but SPACE IS LIMITED! Register as soon as possible so you don't miss out!

Two Great Employment Stories from our DD Division
Liz and Lisa Story

Here are two great employment stories from our Division of Developmental Disabilities. Read Liz's story here and Lisa's story here.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week
direct support

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work directly with those living with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into the community. Direct Support Professional Recognition Week was celebrated this year from September 9 - 15. Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI) hosted an event at the Crowne Plaza in support of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with Developmental Disability Providers, DSP of the Year award winners from different agencies and community stakeholders. DSPs are tireless workers who serve as coaches, mentors, companions, partners, and advocates.

Kerri Zanchi, Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) spoke at the event and said it best when she stated, ”…to all our DSP award recipients past and present, your contributions represent the excellence of the Rhode Island DSP workforce. You inspire and motivate all of us not just by what you do each day but by how you do it. You know when to lead, when to follow, when to fade back and when to let go. It is this talent that promotes the potential and abilities of all individuals to be valued, independent and contributing members of their communities. On behalf of all of us at BHDDH, we thank you for your unmatched service. We are proud to be your colleagues and we will continue to work in partnership to advance your commitment and contributions to our shared goals."

June 18, 2018 DD Community Forum Information

Please click here for notes from the June 18th forum and here for the DD PowerPoint presented at the forum.

February 26, 2018 DD Community Forum Information

Please click here for information from the February 26th forum and here for the DD PowerPoint presented at the forum.

November 7, 2017 DD Community Forum Information

Please click here for information from the November 7, 2017 forum and here for the DD PowerPoint presented at the forum.

Self-Directed Supports User Groups
Sherlock center

Keep up-to-date with events for the Self-Directed Supports Network hosted by the Sherlock Center here.