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July 28, 2016

Access to the ARTS!
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at RI College

The Sentinels Advisory Committee at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities invites individuals with disabilities, family members, and other members of the disability community to a celebration of creative expression at RI College. Guest Speaker: Randall Rosenbaum, Rhode Island State Council on the Art Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the RI State Council on the Arts, will talk about the opportunities and importance of participation of individuals with disabilities in the ARTS, including illustration, photography, music, dance, and more!

Are you an artist?
This is an opportunity to share your ART! A video and in-person display is planned to showcase the work of local artists with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The Sherlock Center is inviting individuals to provide photographs or a short video about their ART (illustrations, photography, dance, poetry, music, etc.) to share at the presentation. As space permits, some participants will be selected to display one item in-person.

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This event is sponsored by the Sentinels Advisory Committee. The Sherlock Sentinels and the Advisory Committee provides guidance and feedback to the Sherlock Center on the needs of individuals with disabilities living in Rhode Island. The Sherlock Center is recruiting new Sentinels. Information will be available at this event.

June 23, 2016

Family / Professional Partnerships Conference

Family Voices is holding its 10th Annual Family/Professional Partnerships Conference on July 15, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.
The event will include a resource fair for families, children/youth, and providers serving those with special health care needs. The $10 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and all activities. Register at or for more information contact, Tara Townsend at 401-270-0101, extension 139 or
June 20, 2016

Developmental Disability News
- by Gina Macris
Senate Passes DD Budget with $9 Million for Worker Raises, Incentives

At 1:30 in the morning on Saturday, the Rhode Island Senate passed a $246.2 million developmental disabilities budget, including language that had quietly been inserted by the House to protect more than $9 million in raises and performance incentives form being used for any other purpose. Read more.

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.
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