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RHODE ISLAND'S 2014 STATEWIDE SELF-ADVOCACY CONFERENCE

 



We Got Powered UP!

Power UP, was the name of Rhode Island's 19th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference, and it was smashing success! More than 400 people attended this year's event, which took place on Thursday, October 30th at the Crown Plaza in Warwick.

Thank you to everyone who made Power Up a success, including:

The Members of the Power Up Planning Committee
Keynote Speakers Karen Batchellor and Ray Memory
The 2014 Conference Presenters
Our team of dedicated hard-working Staff, Board Members & Volunteers
Our Partners at the Center for Excellence and Advocacy
Jenna Eldridge and her team of student volunteers from Brown University
Mark Cutler, Jimmy Isom, Bobby Macaux, Sammy Smalley, Jim Wolpaw and the members of the AinA-RI Film Crew
The Leadership Series Class of 2015
The Rhode Island Department of BHDDH


We also appreciate the generous support of this year’s sponsors which include:
Neighborhood Health Care of New England
The John E. Moran Foundation
Opportunities Unlimited
Living Innovations
Bloom Shapiro
The RI DD Council
The RI Disability Law Center
Mary Ann & Bob (in honor of Matt Chase),
New to You/Arc of BVC, Bridges
Edible Arrangements
In2U
Life, Incorporated
RI Novelty
RI Parent Information Network
United Healthcare
West Bay Residential

Thank you. Together we're making a difference!


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long sleeve denim blue colored shirt embroidered with "pwered by Self-Advocacy"


We have some AWESOME shirts on sale this year! They are long-sleeve, 6.1oz cotton, tagless Ts by Hanes. They are embroidered with the logo: "Powered by Self-Advocacy". These cost $20 each, any size, and includes shipping and handling within the continental US. A link to buy these on line will be available soon!




PRESENTER PROPOSALS



CLICK HERE to see the workshops that were presented at this year's event conference!!

CHECK OUT the infomercials we created and shared on YouTube to explain what the workshops were about:
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2014 SELF-ADVOCACY AWARDS

Nominations were due by Thursday, September 25th. Congratulations to this year's winners!


2014 award winners
Brandon Dusseault, Leadership
Raymond Valley, Leadership
Jean Bowerman, Friend of Self-Advocacy


This Page was updated on:
March 1, 2015