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Advocates in Action Rhode Island is a Statewide Self-Advocacy organization. Our mission is
to empower people who have a developmental disability to advocate for themselves and others,
to support and strengthen the Self‐Advocacy movement
and to raise awareness about disability issues in the community. We were incorporated in August 2012. Prior to that, we had a long history of helping build and support the Self-Advocacy movement in our state and around the country.
In 1992, several of the current members of the Advocates in Action RI Statewide Board of Representatives and staff helped form the Rhode Island Coalition of Self-Advocacy Groups. Since then, we have worked to empower people with developmental disabilities. Our focus has been on helping people become educated about their options, aware of available resources, able to make informed decisions, in control of their own lives, and involved within the community.
Our work has been made possible through the support of the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and a family advocacy organization known as PAL.
In 2012 we were incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Rhode Island. We are currently in the process of applying to become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Some of the work we do to support this mission includes:
CLICK HERE to download a 1 page flyer that describes what "Self-Advocacy" is all about.
This Page was updated on:
December 31, 2013