The Division of Developmental Disabilities is committed to a person-centered system. The system will be built on the concept that the person remains the primary focus and allows them positive control of their lives.
Between May and August, the Division of Developmental Disabilities held sixteen public forums for self-advocates, family members, provider agencies and others to discuss Rhode Island’s move towards a person-centered system. The forums were intended to solicit input into strategies for enhancing the system. We held these forums in conjunction with the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College and received comments from approximately 150 people.
Two new forums have been set up to provide a summary of the comments and discuss next steps. The third forum will be held on Monday, October 2nd with a location and time to be announced next week.
Monday, September 25th
Adeline LaPlante Center
126 Willard Ave.
Parking behind the building
Wednesday, September 27th
Rhode Island College
Forman Center Auditorium 030
Rhode Island College East Campus
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Parking on the side and behind the building
Monday, October 2nd
Location and Time TO BE ANNOUNCED this week
Seven Hills RI – ACL Grant Events Presents:
Improving Care and Service Quality to Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
If you are a Nurse, Nurse Educator, Social Worker or Case Manager this event shouldn't be missed!
Seven Hills RI, in conjunction with Kindred Hospice and the RI Geriatric Education Center of the University of RI, is pleased to present this workshop based on NTG’s new national model at no charge which includes 6.0 CEU's for Nurses and Social Workers! Seven Hills RI, in conjunction with Kindred Hospice and the RI Geriatric Education Center of the University of RI, is pleased to present this workshop based on NTG’s new national model at no charge which includes 6.0 CEU's for Nurses and Social Workers!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, 100 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865
Please note: Seating is limited - only 100 registrations and each attendee must register separately
*****Also, Seven Hills has published a new guide, available to all, entitled Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregivers Resource Guide for Rhode Islanders which is now available for download from the following website: http://www.sevenhills.org/programs/idd-adrd
Due to Hurricane Irma, Doug Crandell has postponed his trip to Rhode Island indefinitely. We will post the new date once we receive it.
Join our DDD Quality Committee
We are creating a Quality Advisory Committee.
Read about it here.
FAMILIES ORGANIZED FOR REFORM, CHANGE AND EMPOWERMENT
“We are an independent family organization focused on innovation and success for people of all abilities.”
Please join us for a launch event sometime in the fall for our Coffee and Café Conversation. An opportunity for collective voices to be heard as we develop our strategic plan of action to address critical issues facing RI families.
For more information and to be added to an invitation list for this opportunity, contact: KevinNerney@riddc.org or by phone at 401-737-1238 (Voice/TDD)
Self-Directed Supports User Groups
Keep up-to-date with events for the Self-Directed Supports Network hosted by the Sherlock Center here.
May 2th DD Community Forum Information
Please click here for some information from the meeting.
November 9th DD Community Forum Information
Please click here for notes from the meeting.