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Day Dream Believers and Achievers: A presentation about Person Centered Planning on Rhode Island’s 2018 Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting
Thursday, March 29th, 7:00-9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza

Join members of the 2018 Advocates in Action Leadership Series at this Rhode Island's Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting for Day Dream Believers and Achievers, a presentation about the Power of Person-Centered Thinking!

Don't just dream about how you want to spend your day; make it happen!

Everyone has their own ideas of what a good day might look and feel like. Some people know ave also decided that they don't want a job, and are choosing not to work.

Whatever your dreams may be, Person Centered Thinking will help you set your own goals and develop a plan to achieve them. Join us at Day Dream Believers and Achievers on Thursday, March 29th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Crowne Plaza for a fun and interactive presentation that explains how to do this!


-> Daydream Believers is hosted by Advocates in Action RI and made possible with support from the RI Dept of BHDDH.

-> The Meeting runs from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Doors will open at 6:45.

-> There is no charge to attend, but space is limited.

-> You do NOT need to register for the meeting, but we would appreciate hearing from you if you plan to attend.

-> Call or e-mail Advocates in Action on or before Thursday, March 22nd to RSVP:




-> Please Note: Dinner is NOT INCLUDED!!! We will take a short intermission between 8:00 and 8:15pm. Coffee, tea, soda and cookies will be available during the break.

-> The meeting runs from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Arrive before 7:15pm and stay for the full event for your chance to win a free registration to RI's 2018 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference, "Why Not?!?!", on Thursday, October 25th. There is no charge to enter the raffle, but you must be present when tickets are drawn to win.

-> In addition, everyone who attends the Statewide meeting on March 29th will have the opportunity to learn and earn as we play Self-Advocacy Bingo for prizes, information and FUN!!

CLICK HERE to download the flyer for Day Dream Believers and Achievers with additional information. You can also help by sharing the flyer with anyone who may be interested. Together we can make a difference!

We hope to see you there. Remember: the "Person in the Center" is YOU!



Let us know what you want to know!

Advocates in Action is collecting questions that people have about how the RI Developmental Disabilities System works and
working with the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals to find the answers.

No questions is too small to ask! The fact is, if there is something that YOU want to know about the RI DD System, you're not the only one!

Information is power, but we need your help! Use the form below to send us your questions. We will keep your contact information confidential, and use your questions to develop user-friendly resources materials that people need to make informed decisions and speak-up for themselves and others.

Thanks for your help!


PCP: Volume 1

PCP: Volume 1, short for "People Coloring Pictures", is an adult coloring book that includes artwork and ideas from members of the Advocates in Action RI Leadership Series. Class members drew these pictures as we discussed topics such as Self-Advocacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Informed Decisions and Choice, “Home Sweet Home”, Real Jobs and Community Integration. These topics, and others, are all part of something called Person Centered Planning.

We created this book as a fun way and comfortable way to have conversations about Person Centered Plannning and other important issues. We hope you enjoy it! Feel free to click on the link below to download a copy of PCP: Volume 1, get out your art supplies, and get ready to color!

this is the cover page of the coloring book available for download. It is a black and white drawings: heart speaking into microphone, rainbow with words "goals, dreams, my future, newpaper ad magnifying "jobs", thumbs up with word "repsect", home with heart in window,  person who uses wheelchair in center of circle with words "go for your goals", erasure with words "for really big mistakes", words: this is YOUR life! scales of justics with word "It's the Law"

Title: PCP: Volume 1" has a Person with question marks over their head

"PCP Volume 1" - Download Your Copy Here!

Visit our YouTube Channel!

Here are just a few of the cool videos and songs that we've created and posted on YouTube:

Ideas about Your Individual Service Plan


Ideas About the Support Intensity Scale ("SIS")


R-Word Busters!

I Will Hold My Head Up High, and Keep It There Everyday (A Song about Being PROUD!)

New to Self-Advocacy? Check out our "SA Pokey" music video to find out what it's all about!


Think First - Names Hurt!

CLICK HERE to view and download our PowerPoint Show "About that R-Word"

**You need to have an internet connection to watch the video clips that are embedded in the PowerPoint**


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This page was updated on Monday, March 19, 2018