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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

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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:


401-831-3150
1-800-733-5332
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.

April 12, 2016
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2016 Access for All Abilities Mini-Grants Opportunity Application Deadline May 20th.

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.

March 6, 2016
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VSA Arts at the Atrium
13th Annual Paul V. Sherlock Memorial Art Show
Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 15, Noon to 1:30 PM

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RISCA's Atrium Gallery - William Powers Administration Building

This exhibit honors Paul Sherlock, a man whose career as teacher, legislator, State Director of Special Education and advocate for people with disabilities transformed Rhode Island into becoming a place where exhibits such as this -and the unseen work that takes place to assist the artist's creative process - are possible.

The over 100 works on display demonstrate a breadth of style and images - art that is as varied in method and expression as the life experiences of the individual artists; artworks demonstrating that it is not preconceived notions of what "disability" is that defines us, but our passion for creating art. The talents on exhibit are a fitting tribute to celebrate Paul Sherlock's lifelong dedication towards improving the lives of people with disabilities. and serve as a reminder to the rest of us to render life in bolder strokes. The exhibit will be on display from February 22 to March 23, 2016, Monday through Friday, 8 am 4:30 pm.



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