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Reliable funding seen as key to helping Rhode Islanders with intellectual, developmental disabilities

May 07, 2019

PROVIDENCE — How can Rhode Island better serve individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Peer mentor specialist Kelly Donovan’s answer is simple:

“I want people to have a wide range of options.”

RI DD Funding System Harms Quality Of Life, Advocates Tell House Finance Subcommittee

April 02, 2019

Anxiety, frustration, and fear permeate the lives of adults facing the daily challenges of developmental disabilities, and by extension, the lives of families and caregivers who support them, say numerous Rhode Islanders who wrote to members of the House Finance Committee recently to explain the human effects of chronically underfunded services.

West Bay Works

March 27, 2019

Employment Partnership:  Using a multilateral approach, our support teams seek positions that match people’s choices, skills and abilities, which will benefit the person and future employer.

Stable Wokforce, Stable Lives

March 17, 2019

THE COMMUNITY PROVIDER Network of Rhode Island is organizing a week of action starting March 26 to rally support for a $28.5 million increase in the state budget to support wage increases for the state’s direct-support staff who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. / COURTESY COMMUNITY PROVIDER NETWORK OF RHODE ISLAND

West Bay Transitions

March 27, 2019

The mission of West Bay Transitions is to create learning opportunities in the community for High School aged students who are ‘transitioning’ from school based services into adult services.  We bring the classroom into the community where students take part in functional learning related to employment, life skills, community navigation and social competency.  Currently, West Bay Transitions is supporting more than 30 students from 3 school districts who take part in internships with local employers where opportunities for learning occur in real life settings.   

Join us this year at our 4th Annual Strides for Independence Walk-a-Thon

March 17, 2019

We are excited to announce our Fourth Annual Strides for Independence 1K/5K Walk-a-Thon. We had an amazing show of support last year, raising more than $56,000 with more than 500 participants. We could not have achieved this without our dedicated staff, family members, board members and community partners. We invite everyone to join us again this year at Goddard Memorial State Park for our Strides for Independence Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

This year our goal is to raise $60,000, all to be used to support people with new life opportunities such as educational classes, gardening, technology, investment in entrepreneurial ventures, as well as creative ventures including music, painting and poetry.

 

You can change people's lives by making a donation, joining a team or becoming a sponsor of this outstanding fundraising event.

To participate click link: westbaystrides.org

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