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Advocates in Action Rhode Island is Rhode Island's Statewide Self-Advocacy organization with federal 501(c)3 non-profit status. Use the MENU on the left to navigate our website, and feel free to contact us if you're looking for something specific!

did you have a good day?

Hey there Rhode Island Self-Advocates!

How was your day? Advocates in Action Rhode Island is conducting a Consumer Satisfaction survey as part of our ongoing work with the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities (“DDD” or “the Division”). We created this survey with a team of Peer Mentors who are connected with the RI DD Service System. Our team worked to simplify the survey, and make it easy to understand for people who receive DD Services in Rhode Island.

We’re calling this a survey for “day dream believers”, but don’t let the name fool you. The questions we ask are NOT about “daydreams”, like the kind you have when you imagine winning the lottery, or marrying your favorite movie star. They’re about your actual everyday life, and the things you do during the day.How do you spend your time, and who do you spend it with? If you want to work, what’s your dream job? If you’re not sure about working, what else would you like to do?

Being able to say, “I had a GOOD DAY” isn’t a daydream; it’s a goal. Believe it and you can achieve it! The questions in this survey are designed to help you do that.

Are you getting the support you need to help you do the things that are most important to you and for you? If not, what needs to change?

We're excited to hear what you have to say, and help you consider the possibilities! We’ll even enter your name in our free raffle as our way of saying “thanks”! Prizes include “It’s My Life!” sweatshirts, “Nothing About Us Without Us” hats, “End the ‘R’ Word” bracelets, and a mix of other cool Self-Advocacy gear. Everyone who enters the raffle will also have the chance to win a free registration to “Why Not?!?”, RI’s 23rd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference on Thursday, October 25th!

You can take the survey anytime from now until mid-June, but the sooner you take it, the more chances you’ll have to win! Rest assured that we’ll keep your answers confidential, no matter when you decide to take the survey. Your privacy is important to us.

Once the survey is complete, Advocates in Action will use the information we collect to tell the Division of Developmental Disabilities what people are thinking about the supports they receive. We’ll let them know how many tell us they’re getting enough support, and how many say they need something to be able to do the things that are important to them and for them.

We will not include your name or any personally identifiable information in our recommendations, or the materials we produce to present our findings.

As you may have heard, Rhode Island is in the process of changing the way our DD Service System works through something called Person-Centered Thinking. The goal is to recognize that each person is unique, and to provide the customized supports that every individual who receives DD services needs to help them be successful.

The answers that you share while taking our survey will guide DDD as it makes these changes. It’s your opportunity to speak-up and make a difference! So … how was your day? Follow the link below to take the survey online, or schedule a time to take it in person, and let us know!

CLICK HERE to download a collection of answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the survey



sample pages from the consumer satisfaction survey to download

Click on one of the following links if you would like to see the survey questions before you take it:

Survey for people who ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED

Survey for people who ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED

Day Dream Believer: A survey about employment, support service and what it means to have a GOOD DAY.
Remember: the "person in the center" is YOU!

CLICK HERE to take the survey online



CLICK HERE to send us an email and schedule a time to take the survey in person with someone from Advocates in Action.



If you would rather speak to someone directly about taking the survey, call the Advocates in Action office at 1-877-532-5543

We hope to hear from you soon!

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This page was updated on Thursday, May 10, 2018