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May 16, 2016
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Get Ready to Vote in 2016 288 kb (PDF) pdf logo image

The Rhode Island Disability Law Center (DLC) recently put out information to help individuals with disabilities get ready to vote in the 2016 elections. The DLC is available to answer questions regarding voting preparation, voting rights and to provide training. Contact the Rhode Island Disability Law Center at (401) 831-3150, 1(800) 733-5332, or TTY (401) 831-5335 for assistance.

Upcoming election deadlines:
September 13, 2016 Statewide Primary - register by August 14, 2016
November 8, 2016 Statewide General Election - register by October 9, 2016

Download "Get Ready Now to Vote in 2016" - 288 kb (PDF) pdf logo image to learn about voter eligibility, voting rights, where to vote, photo ID requirements and what's on the ballot.

May 11, 2016
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2016 Access for All Abilities Mini-Grants Opportunity Application Deadline Next Week.

Please share with organizations and businesses in your communities. Application Deadline - Friday, May 20, 2016

The Sherlock Center is soliciting applications from organizations and businesses offering social, recreational, leisure and cultural activities in Rhode Island communities for "Access for All Abilities" (AAA) Mini-Grants. The Sherlock Center will award up to four grants in 2016. Businesses/organizations may apply for up to $2,500. 2016 marks the Sherlock Center's eighth year of the Access for All Abilities Mini-Grant initiative. To date, 30 businesses and organizations have received more than $67,000 in grant funding. Click here for complete details and to learn about past recipients.

April 17, 2016
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Voter Hotline
For Voters with Disabilities

If you face barriers to voting or have questions about access to voting or voting rights, please contact the RI Disability Law Centers Voter Hotline:

TTY: 1- 831-5335

Hotline Hours: 7am to 8pm on Election Days or you may also contact the Rhode Island Disability Law Center with your disability related voting questions at any time during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm at the above numbers.

April 14, 2016
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NEW Resources for Staying Informed in Rhode Island

Developmental Disability News by Gina Macris
Developmental Disability News covers the long-term impact of a landmark 2014 Consent Decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Rhode Island, as well as a related Interim Settlement Agreement between the DOJ and the City of Providence signed in 2013. Readers can subscribe to the blog to receive updates by email.

RI DD Family Information Facebook Page
This new page is designed for Rhode Islanders receiving services from DDD and their families. The page is managed by a family member. Questions will be forwarded to the appropriate person at DDD, and answers will be posted to the page.

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