Events And Forums

Informational Session on DD Eligibility/SIS/Transition

Join the Division of Developmental Disabilities on November 15th for an informational session on services and supports that may be available after high school.

Registration is required for this event. More information and the registration link can be found in the flyers below:

  • Click here for the flyer in English
  • Click here for the flyer in Spanish

Presentation of Initial Recommendations from the DD Rate and Payment Options Study

The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) is in the process of reviewing service requirements, provider payment rates, and processes for establishing individual budgets for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Burns & Associates, a division of Health Management Associates (HMA-Burns) is assisting with this review. HMA-Burns has developed initial recommendations for public review.

Public Review and Comment

BHDDH and HMA-Burns want to hear from community stakeholders before recommendations are finalized. HMA-Burns will be facilitating two online public meetings during the week of September 26 to present the recommendations. Recordings of these webinars and associated materials will then be posted online.

Both meetings are open to all interested stakeholders, but each will have a different focus. Session 1 will provide more technical details that may be of interest to service providers.  Session 2 will be designed more for individuals, families, and other community members.

Session #1:      Wednesday, September 28, 2022

                         12:30pm – 3:00pm

                       Session 1 link:

Session #2:   Thursday, September 29, 2022

                      1:30pm – 3:30pm

                     Session 2 link:

These webinars represent the beginning of the public comment process. Interested stakeholders will have until October 21, 2022 to submit comments.

Recordings, materials, and instructions for submitting comments will be posted after September 29 on the BHDDH website at

Community Forum Information:

The next Division of Development Disabilities Community Forum is tentatively scheduled for February 2023 on Zoom and hosted by Advocates in Action.   Once the date is finalized, you will be able to register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Meeting notes from the November Community Forum are pending.  Please review the recording using the link below.

View meeting notes for the May 11 Community Forum here.

View meeting notes for the August 17 Community Forum here (pending!)

View recordings of this and prior meetings at Advocates in Action Rhode Island: Rhode Island's Statewide Self-Advocacy Organization.  

Check back here for future Developmental Disabilities Community Forum information.