The Governor’s Commission on Disabilities and a variety of other
organizations will be co-hosting public forums throughout the state of Rhode
Island. These forums are an opportunity for ALL people with disabilities
and their families to speak out and voice their concerns. There will be a
panel of representatives present from several state agencies and
community-based organizations to listen to the participants. These forums are
being held throughout the state during the week of July 24th – 28th, as part of the
27th year anniversary celebration of the signing of the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
Public forums on the Concerns of People
with Disabilities and their Families will be held on:
Monday, July 24th, 2017, from 4 – 6
at the Rogers Free Library’s Meeting Room, 525 Hope Street,
Hosted by The National Federation of the Blind
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, from 4 – 6
at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI.
Hosted by the Ocean State Center for
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 from 3:30 –
at the Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Rd,
Hosted by National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater New England Chapter
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, from 4 – 6
at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road,
Hosted by the Seven Hills Foundation
Thursday, July 27th, 2017, from 4 – 6
at the Middletown Public Library,
W Main Rd, Middletown, RI
Hosted by Opportunities Unlimited For People
With Differing Abilities
Friday, July 28th, 2017, from 3 – 5
at the Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St, Providence, RI.
Hosted by the Brain Injury Association of
Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be used
at the sights, and a transcript will be compiled of the testimony. Assistive
listening systems will be available upon request at the hearing. Requests
for other language interpreting should be made to 462-2130 at least 3 business
days in advance.
Comments may be made in person during the forums. They can also
be faxed to 462-0106 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed by August 8th to Governor's Commission on Disabilities, John O' Pastore
Center - 41 Cherry Dale Court, Cranston, RI 02920-3049. For more information,
or to request an accommodation, call 462-0100 or 462-0101(tty).