Advocates in Action RI will sponsor its 23rd annual statewide conference Oct. 25 for teenagers and adults with developmental disabilities who want to learn to speak up for themselves, with a day-long schedule of workshops geared to useful topics for more independent living.
One presentation will feature a preview of what voters can expect when they arrive at the polls, with a lawyer from the Rhode Island Disability Law Center walking workshop participants through each step.
Andrew Palumbo, a transgender man who received a leadership award from Advocates in Action in 2017, will be the keynote speaker.
Friday, Oct. 19 is the last day to register for the all-day conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Lunch is included in the conference price, $50 for each participant and $40 for each support person. (Anyone who wants to attend only the afternoon session may email Advocates in Action here for more information.)
There is an additional charge for a Halloween-themed dinner-dance at the end of the day. To register for the day or evening events, click here.