Monthly Archives: July 2020

We Are Still Here!

2020 has been a difficult time for many of us. Due to the pandemic and closure of the libraries in RI we had to put our monthly in-person meetings on hold. Starting in September we will start having online meetings and details will be posted on the website as well as emailed to those on the email list and posted in our RI EDS Facebook page and group.

The meeting will be on September 12th. It will start at 1pm and go until 5pm. We will have an agenda, don’t feel you need to be on the call the entire time!


1pm – 1:30pm: Open Mic- Parents introductions/discussion

1:30- 2pm: Kids meeting – we will have an open mic for any kids and teens who want to pop on and introduce themselves. Time will be extended for 15 minutes if there is enough interest so that everyone that wants to gets a couple minutes (2-5 minutes I’m guessing but would love input from parents.) to introduce themselves and meet others like them. Parents let me know if your child/teen wants to attend so I have a better idea on the numbers. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS UNSUPERVISED TIME. PLEASE SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD. (I will be keeping an eye on things but I don’t know how to wrangle children. I’m much better with cats.)

2 – 2:15PM: BREAK (kids meeting run over time)

2:15 – 2:45pm: Open Mic – everyone hello/introductions starting with those who haven’t introduced themselves.

2:45 – 3:15pm: Favorite mobility or life tool/skill that you want to share with others (contact me if you would like to share). We use a program that if you want I can show your screen and whatever it is on video. Don’t worry I have plenty of things to share if no one else wants a go 😉

3:15-3:30 – BREAK

3:30 – 4:30pm: Tips on crisis management and preparing for emergencies and surgery during a pandemic. Speaker is Krista Brack after a short 20 minute talk the rest of the time will be open for others to share what tips they have and how they managed a recent crisis.

4:30-5pm: Open Mic/not moderated discussion – Talk and form friendships!

A flyer will be made this coming week. That is when I will send the emails out. Please share this with anyone you know that might benefit from this meeting.

To RSVP or if you’d like to share something at this or a future meeting please email Also if you sign up for our email list please add to your contacts, otherwise the messages may filtered as junk mail.